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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.

7 Awesome Things to Do in St. Petersburg, Russia

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.

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.

The Church on Spilled Blood -- St. Petersburg, Russia- photos only capture part of the grandeur! It is awe inspiring!

The Church on Spilled Blood -- St. Petersburg, Russia- photos only capture part of the grandeur! It is awe inspiring!

Igreja do Salvador do Sangue Derramado, em São Petersgurgo, Rússia.

Perder tempo em aprender coisas que não interessam, priva-nos de descobrir coisas interessantes. (Carlos Drummond Andrade) St Petersburg, Russia.

Palácio Real e parque em Petergof ~ St Petersburg, Rússia ~ às vezes é chamado de Versailles russo

Royal Palace & Gardens, St. Petersburg. Palácio Real e parque em Petergof ~ St Petersburg, Rússia ~ às vezes é chamado de Versailles russo