Russia's cultural capital

If Moscow is Russia's political, economical and spiritual centre, then St. Petersburg can count itself as Russia's cultural capital. A city of palaces, waterways and boulevards - scenic and yet with enormous energy - St. Petersburg is the perfect place for the arts to flourish. Whether you restrict yourself to admiring the architecture of the UNESCO-listed city centre, or go further and snap up tickets for the world famous Mariinsky Opera and Ballet or the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, culture vultures amongst you will find plenty to scavenge on. And it's not just the classic forms that are thriving. Lovers of contemporary culture can rejoice too; every other person is an artist in St. Petersburg and many of Russia's most popular bands, such as Aquarium, Dva Samoleta and Tequilajazz, hail from here.

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State Hermitage Museum

State Hermitage Museum

Museum City Centre

World famous museum

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Peterhof

Peterhof

Palace Further Afield

Fountains of spoof

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Mariinsky Theatre

Mariinsky Theatre

Opera & Ballet City Centre

The perfect pirouette

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Church on the Spilled Blood

Church on the Spilled Blood

Church City Centre

Explosive grounds for a cathedral

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Pushkinskaya-10 Art Centre

Pushkinskaya-10 Art Centre

Art Centre City Centre

St. Pete's headquarters for contemporary art

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Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

Fortress Zayachiy Island

Swede repellent turned jail

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Nabokov Museum

Nabokov Museum

Museum City Centre

Visit the house of a genius

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Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art

Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art

Museum Vasilievsky Island

Russian modern art hub

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