Saint Petersburg Travel Guide

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You're Going to Love Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is the second-largest city in Russia and widely regarded as one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe. With a population of more than 5 million, it has a huge historic city center, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a city of architecture and culture but the nightlife is pretty great, too.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Saint Petersburg

What to do in Saint Petersburg

Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood
Petrodvorets
Summer Garden
Top activities in Saint Petersburg

When to Visit Saint Petersburg

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Saint Petersburg can get very cold in the winter. Daylight is also short, at less than six hours. Summers are wet and warm but spring is perhaps the best balance of dry and cool.

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How to Get to Saint Petersburg

Airports near Saint Petersburg

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Where to Stay in Saint Petersburg

The 1912 hostel on Chapayeva Street offers basic but central accommodation. At the other end of the scale, the Hotel Astoria by St. Isaac's Cathedral offers comfortable luxury rooms.

Popular Neighborhoods in Saint Petersburg

Most popular hotel in Saint Petersburg by neighborhood

Tsentralny District

Where to stay in popular areas of Saint Petersburg

Most booked hotels in Saint Petersburg

How to Get Around Saint Petersburg

The Cost of Living in Saint Petersburg

Shopping Streets

The area around Nevsky Prospekt is home to most of the big stores. Here you will find fashion, leather goods, jewelry, and technology stores.

Groceries and Other

24-hour supermarkets are common around the city. Milk is around ₽60 per quart and a loaf of bread is ₽44.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$8.68
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$88.75
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$0.61
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$2.34

Where to Eat in Saint Petersburg

Pirogi on Nab. reki Fontanki offers dishes of traditional Russian pies and salad for around ₽200. Austeria on Iohann Alley, by the Peter and Paul Fortress, has high-quality Russian cuisine for around ₽1,150.