What Are Some Interesting Things to Do in St. Petersburg?


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Some interesting things to do in St. Petersburg include visiting Letny Sad of the summer garden at the Russian Museum, touring the Imperial Porcelain Factory or enjoying a show from the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera Company. Visitors can also go to some of the top restaurants for a foodie experience.

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St. Petersburg in Russia offers tourists many historical sites to visit, from the summer garden to the Winter Palace. The Hermitage Museum, founded in 1764, includes several historical buildings among which are the Winter Palace, an art museum containing work by well-known artists such as Picasso and Da Vinci, and a chamber theater featuring performances by the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera Company. Tourists also need to visit the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a building constructed in the 1800s featuring the classical onion domes. St. Isaac's Cathedral, another building constructed in the 1800s, is a must-see on the historic buildings tour.

After touring historical sites, visitors can hit the night scene at the Griboedov club or the Hat Jazz Bar or indulge in some local cuisine at the Zhelyabova 25 Pyschechnaya or doughnut cafe and the SupVino restaurant. The latter serves wine and soup featuring some unique dishes such as mango and ice-cream soup.

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