in Saint-Petersburg


The history of St. Petersburg

Although just 300 years old, St. Petersburg has a rich and exciting history, full of dramatic events and major historical figures. Founded in 1703 by Emperor Peter the Great as his "window on the West", St. Petersburg enjoys a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and some of the most beautiful architecture in Europe. For those interested in culture and history, St. Petersburg is the perfect holiday destination.

One of the golden men in Peterhof
The church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

This church was built on the spot of the assassination of Alexander II, who was murdered here on March 1 of 1881 by the members of the terroristic revolutionary organization "People's Will". The church was designed by the architect Parland as a replica of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

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Tsarskoe Selo. Catherine Palace