Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, known as Petrograd in 1914-1924 and Leningrad in 1924-1991, is the second largest city of Russia, with 5 million inhabitants, and the former capital of the Russian Empire.

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The of Saint Petersburg is the area of main interest to the traveler, home to most attractions of the metropolis. Photo: Florstein, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Northern Part of St. Petersburg is the area north of the Bolshaya Nevka river, which is its boundary with the to the south. Photo: Александров, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Southern suburbs of St. Petersburg are the area south of the Obvodny Canal. Photo: Ирина Смирнова, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a borough in Saint Petersburg situated between the Bolshaya Neva and the Malaya Neva, two main distributaries of the river. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Notable Places in the Area

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The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is a former Russian Orthodox church in Saint Petersburg, which currently functions as a secular museum. Photo: AndreyWi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Kazan Cathedral or Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor, also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg. Photo: A.Savin, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of in the Senate Square in Saint Petersburg, . Photo: Godot13, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The or Yusupov Palace was once the primary residence in St. Photo: A.Savin, CC BY-SA 3.0.


The corresponds to the urban area of Saint Petersburg east of the River Neva and the . Photo: Art-and-Air, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a borough in Saint Petersburg consisting of the islands of the northern part of the Neva delta. Photo: Мария.Б., CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Apraksin Yard is a 14 hectares market and retail block in Saint Petersburg, , currently under a massive long-term renovation project. Photo: A.Savin, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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