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St. Petersburg offers something to everyone: culture, art, high fashion...You just name it!

St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and among the five most populated cities of Europe. St. Petersburg is the most Northern city in the world with population over 1 milloin; there are about 4,7 million residents in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg lies on the Eastern shore of the Gulf of Finland.

The city was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great and has been known by several names throughout its history: St. Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad and once again St. Petersburg (since 1991).

In this "Venice of the North" rivers and canals make up one tenth of the area. There are over 340 marvellous bridges and 42 islands in delta of the river Neva. The historic city centre is one of the Unesco world heritage sites.

St. Petersburg offers magnificent scenery, interesting events and so much to see and experience. Many museums tell stories of the dramatic history of the city. The versatile culture is one of the attractions. And St. Petersburg is an important centre of education and science.

St. Petersburg offers something for everyone: culture, art, palaces and parks, high fashion, circus, numerous restaurants and cafes, nightlife - whatever you can ask from your holiday. Learn about the Hermitage Museum, Kunstkamera, Grand Peterhof Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Cathedral at the Peter and Paul Fortress, Church on Spilled Blood, Nevsky Prospekt etc. We can also tailor a city tour of your choice.

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