Where to go in St. Petersburg tourists with a baby and no?
Probably no city in Russia that would attract as many tourists as St. Petersburg. An exception may be only Moscow, but it is not necessary to take into account, as the capital of any country attracts many tourists. And if you're in the Northern capital for the first time, where to go in St. Petersburg tourists to get better acquainted with the city?
Sights Of St. Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. It is the largest cultural and historical center is a lot like Baroque and neoclassical buildings. The city abounds also by many monuments and historical sites. Since St. Petersburg is situated near the Baltic sea, in the area of the Gulf, it has a complex network of water channels. Due to the fact that it is a port city, it made it more prosperous.
If there is a question as to where to go in St. Petersburg, the man who first came to this city, seeing the sights will not suffice not only one day but the whole holiday.
Practically, it is impossible to count all the places that can attract tourists. But, according to the statistics, the majority of them begin exploring the city with the Palace square.
In order to understand the beauty of this Northern capital, it is necessary to highlight 10 key areas that are mandatory worth a visit. When many tourists say they want to visit the Winter Palace and the Hermitage, they do not understand what you say about the same as this famous gallery is an integral part of the Winter Palace. It is from here that many tourists and starts exploring the city.
If we are talking about where to go in St. Petersburg with baby, you need to start with this place. The state Hermitage Museum is Russia's pride, as it is the country's largest cultural-historical Museum. By the size it takes 6 historic buildings. And the Winter Palace is just one of them. All buildings have the architectural style of the 19th century and immediately attracted the attention of all tourists.
Is it possible one day to see about 3 million exhibits are collected in the Hermitage? And amidst all this abundance, there are many:
- paintings and graphics
- the numismatics collection
- various archaeological sites
Could think of Catherine the Great that out of the 220 paintings, which was purchased it for his private collection, subsequently all this to turn into such a magnificent Museum, famous all over the world? The paintings were located in the same room, which was called "Place of solitude", which in French was "the Hermitage".
This Museum was opened for visitors in 1852, and even then, visitors can admire many paintings. Currently there are some originals of the most famous artists:
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Rembrandt, etc.
How can any connoisseur of art to sidestep all these masterpieces? In addition, there are special exhibition areas in the gallery of jewels, the diamond and gold room.
Peter and Paul fortress
The symbol of the city is the Peter and Paul fortress, which is also a must-see, as it was this fortress and began the construction of the city. When the city was built, the fortress of the beginning and the end of the day vasimalai a shot gun. Currently, the shot sounds only once, at noon.
The fortress is on an island at the mouth of the Neva, and here is the famous Mintthat operated until the end of the 20th century. In tsarist Russia, this fortress was a political prison, where he was kept and the Decembrists. I had to sit here and Radischev in his work "Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow". On the island is the Peter and Paul Cathedral with height of 123 meters, with Baroque architecture. You can visit and Historical Museum, and the Grand-Ducal tomb. More recently, in the fortress, a monument to Peter I near which like to be photographed by many tourists.
To the West of St. Petersburg is Peterhof. Peterhof Palace is a very colorful and attractive place. It is not just one Palace, but a whole cascade of magical alloy green parks, among which is the majestic palaces, magnificent fountains. Here you can stroll in the beautiful gardens. Getting here, you postpone the 18th or 19th century. What could be better: the Park, avenues, statues, the rustle of the water flowing in the fountains?
Here you can be confused by such a plethora of statues (over 250), and gilt fountains. The Palace itself is surrounded on all sides by beautiful fountains, which are the largest fountain ensemble in the world. If you can get here in the summer, then the Upper and Lower gardens will not leave anyone indifferent. And not only because of the beauty of the trees, but the striking symmetry of the locationthe entire Park area. The total area of the garden stretches for 15 Hectares, and land disposed of I Peter.
The Catherine Palace
If you come from far away to St. Petersburg, it is impossible to ignore the Tsar's Village, which is located 24 km from the city. Here you'll not just big, but huge Palace, which was built specially for Catherine the great. Tsarskoye Selo is considered to be the country residence of the Russian emperors. Inside the Palace is a Dance hall and a Large hall in the magnificent Baroque elements. Allocated pilasters, numerous gold ornaments of the statue.
What else is known to the Palace? In fact, this Museum, which houses the world-famous Amber room. Although all of the exposure that was made in the 18th century, disappeared in the years of the great Patriotic war, and there is only recovered sample, but this does not detract from the beauty of all these majestic murals, jewelry, amber panels.
You can also visit Alexander Palaceand Tsarskoe-SEL Imperial Lyceum, where he studied A. S. Pushkin. In the Palace lived the last Russian Emperor Nikolai II with his family until the moment when he went to his last journey.
Church of the Savior on Blood
Striking architectural style of this temple: granite, intricate mosaic and carved figurines. Somehow it reminds of the famous Moscow St. Basil's Cathedral, perhaps its colored and patterned domes. Also inside is something to see. It was built in the late 19th century, and it was sacrilege when the bombs of the suicide of the people was fatally wounded Emperor Alexander II.
The floors of the temple instructed a marble. And if you look at the gorgeous mosaic, we can only wonder at the idea of the architect. The colorful colors and the richness of its decoration facade to cover even the gray rainy day can't hide. In St. Petersburg many buildings, characterized by the dominance of classical and Baroque, which is why this temple stands out for its old Russian style. It is very original and is one of the best churches in all of Russia.
This Museum of anthropology and Ethnography, many called "Cabinet of rarities". It is located on the Neva river, in the heart of historic buildings. This is one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. If you need to make a plan of where tourists go in St. Petersburg, this Museum should be in the top ten. In addition to human curiosities, here are:
- exotic animals
Although there are expositions telling about the culture and traditions of different peoples in the world, but he is most famous for its collection of "freaks". Where else can you find all together such anomalies and anatomical rarity? The word "Kuntskamera" translates from German "Cabinet of curiosities". Based this exposition was under Peter I, and it happened after the capital began to move from Moscow to St. Petersburg. This exhibition was collected by the Emperor for a long time, but for myself. The idea of it, this was after he visited the European country. And when all these specimens were transported to the new capital, for their host had to find a separate room.
This garden in the beginning were created only for research. Here are constantly added and more new plants. There was a Botanical experiments, scientists have observed plants, conducted research. All this was done in order to understand what the strange plants can be used and for what purposes.
After some time, the research stopped and the Botanical garden became accessible to visitors. Here affects a large number of such plants that anywhere else in Russia it is impossible to find, since they were brought here from many different countries. He Botanic garden is open for visitors and they can explore on their own. But garden greenhouses on their own not to attend, but only together with a tour group. Greenhouses are open daily, but access group is permitted only in the case when there are a sufficient number of applicants for inspection. There is a large number of both terrestrial plants and water.
St. Isaac's Cathedral
This Cathedral is one of the main attractions of the city. At the same time, this art Museum. This is one of the most beautiful religious buildings not only in Russia but also in Europe. The Cathedral is very artistically decorated with monumental painting refers to the mid-19th century. Here, among the 150 paintings, you can find works by such Russian artists as:
- Carl Rullow
- Vasily Chebanov
- Feodor Bruni
But apart from paintings, there are more than 300 various statues, and hundreds of columns. There are also reliefs and sculptural groups. Decoration of the masterpieces of mosaic, stained-glass Windows. In this Cathedral often hosts various exhibitions and events.
The bronze horseman
This monument dedicated to Peter I, and set it was more on the order of Catherine the great. Although the monument is called a copper, but he's actually cast in bronze and weighs 176 tons. For pedestal was chosen as a huge granite monolith. This monument is full of symbols. For example, the horse symbolizes the Russian people, which is known for its rebellious essence, and Peter needs to rein it in. The horse's feet is a snake, which symbolizes those of the boyars who resisted the reforms of Peter. Below the monument has suffered during the second world war, it was completely lined with sand bags.
It is in St. Petersburg, the most romantic place. In 2012 everything was remodeled and now tourists can walk the alleys and enjoy the peace and quiet. After the reconstruction everything fits 18-century. The history of the garden began in 1704. The remarkable garden and that on all sides it is surrounded by water.
Even the fountains were restored according to the drawings of the 18th century. There is also a fabulous grotto, take a walk around the labyrinth with sculptures. Unfortunately, of the 200 sculptures that are housed here, to our time preserved only 90. Here was located the the naked Venus Tauride, which was moved to the Hermitage.