Built from the ground up by at the bequest of Peter the Great, Russia’s second city echoes the architectural tropes of Paris, London and Berlin, marrying European style with tangible Russian heritage, folklore and revolutionary spirit.
Grand in scale, Saint Petersburg extends for miles from the banks of the Neva, with a series of historic canals crisscrossing its boulevards and thoroughfares. The so-called ‘Venice of the north’ is as beautiful and vibrant as its southern namesake – a pleasure to explore and discover, whatever your travel agenda.
To inspire your visit to Russia
’s dramatic second city, here we provide an in-depth guide to Saint Petersburg – from its architectural and cultural treasures, to its history and cuisine.