7 Awesome Things to Do in St. Petersburg, Russia When I thought about Russia, I thought of dull, concrete and communist buildings and about the past full of war and terror. When I first arrived in St. Petersburg in 2001, I had to revise my opinion right away. What a beautiful and impressive city. It remains the most beautiful European city I have ever visited, and that includes Paris and Rome. Here is an extended tour of this most northern Metropole in the world.
The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), she actually regarded its "whipped cream" architecture as old-fashioned. It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the 2nd wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.
Things you can not miss in St. Petersburg Russia. After our 3 days in St. Petersburg we can understand why it was named Europe’s leading destination at the World Travel Awards. The city has a way of presenting itself that is unique to what you would normally see while traveling in Europe. Click to read more at http://www.divergenttravelers.com/best-photo-spots-in-st-petersburg-russia/