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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood St. Petersburg, Russia
#1 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Truly an outstanding structure and wonderful icons and paintings inside the church .The jewel of St.Petersburg.The view of the church from the bridges too are good .
This church built at the site of the assassination of Alexander is an amazing mosaic offering of the biblical stories and an exceptional example of an Orthodox Church.
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Peterhof Grand Palace Peterhof, Russia
#2 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Peterhof is a wonderful, beautiful, and highly informative site with instructive insights to Peter The Great, and important history lessons from that era, and especially the Siege of Leningrad
... beauty and elegance we beyond words, the fountains and gardens are just magical, all the domes and fountains are made of gold and are one of the most fantastic sights we have seen on our travels around the world.
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#3 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
The Cathedral at Kronstadt is a beautiful and important site, providing a detailed history of the Russian Navy - every campaign!
A great, quick, easily accesible landmark that I enjoyed a lot.
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Chapel of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Russia
#4 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
A pilgrimage site, the burial place for a local saint
smolensk cathedral is close, just like many othe sights along basil's island.
Alvar Aalto Library Vyborg, Russia
#5 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
This is an architectural landmark middle of Vyborg.
#6 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
As with all sites in St. Petersburg, you really need to join an organized group with an outstanding tour guides fully appreciate the art, history, and religious significance of these amazing structures.
A must visit Paintings on the walls and ceilings are awe inspiring Must go to the top of the church to get a beautiful view of the snow covered city Huge monument Can spend 2 hrs admiring frescos inside the Cathed...
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Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) St. Petersburg, Russia
#7 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
The view is superb, especially in summer, when in St. Petersburg, white night, it's nice to walk along the promenade, to get great pleasure from the beauty of the bridges.
Very regal looking area with large monument, staging going up for free concerts for St Petersburg Day this weekend good photo area excellent views of the Hermitage
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Winter Palace of Peter I St. Petersburg, Russia
#8 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Oops, this is duplicative of the tripadvisor entry "State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace"; the Winter Palace is one of the sights within the overall Hermitage.
part of our tour was a very historical view of this Palace, so many exhibits but what was most striking for me was the room where the revolution ended, a fairly small pale room but of great historical value and it...
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Palace Bridge St. Petersburg, Russia
#9 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
take a 1:am boat ride! and see all the bridges open at night! the boat can have live music too! and the view along the way is charming!
Besides, this bridge is located within a dozen other must-see sites, so utilize a guide for the education and appreciation of all this area has to offer.
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Pavlovsk Palace and Park Pavlovsk, Russia
#10 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Pavlovsk is a good choice to visit and easy to combine with other sites in the area.
This site is rather adjacent to the Pushkin Town in Pushkin District.
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#11 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Although there are a number of sights related to "museum preserve" such as Catherine's Palace itself, and the grounds or park around it, note that many of us have reviewed either the palace or the grounds under "P...
The view and landscape is changing with the pond, the ruins... Be careful in summer time, there is a lot of queue!
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The General Staff Building St. Petersburg, Russia
#12 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
The cafeteria on the ground floor has a lovely view, very friendly staff, the same selection of sandwiches, cakes, etc. as in the old Hermitage and is blissfully QUIET.
While looking at art take a look also out of the windows, the views over Palace Square and Moika canal are marvellous.
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#13 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Catherine Palace and Park Pushkin, Russia
#14 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Great for a day walking, huge place, amazing views, a lot of history inside and well conserved gardens, is the perfect combination between history and nature, be ready to walk!
While the Amber Room may be the main draw for the Catherine Palace, there are so many other splendid sights to see too, including the expansive gardens.
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#15 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
As with many sights in the city the historic connection is rich, with the tomb of Peter the Great and the very sombre St Catherine Chapel with the tomb of Nicholas II being highlights of the visit
Beautiful cathedral inside and outside, one of the most photographed sites, take a tour guide to explain about the history and burials.
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Buddhist Temple Datsan Gunzechoinei St. Petersburg, Russia
#16 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Gatchina Palace and Park St. Petersburg, Russia
#17 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
We took a bus, in the purpose to visit also this renown site, apart from the Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof.
don't miss climbing up the tower of the palace to enjoy the view and getting into the basement where one can visit the tunnel that leads outside.
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The Marly Palace Peterhof, Russia
#18 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
During our visit to Peterhof, beside of seeing the major site here, that is, the Grand Palace, we visited also this relatively small, charming baroque mansion that was built on the orders of Peter the Great.
Peter the Great's palace on the gulf of Finland is one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen.
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Neva Embankments St. Petersburg, Russia
#19 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Charming embankments - perfect for a wonderful walk with spectacular views towards the silhouette of St. Petersburg.
This delightful tour takes you past some of the beautiful vistas, landmarks, buildings and famous sights this amazing city has to offer.
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#20 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
An exquisite site containing a number of monuments to the 900 day siege of Leningrad during WWII.
It was a magnificent view iconic to St. Pete's past, definitely worth a stop to admire.
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Alexander Park Pushkin, Russia
#21 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Anichkov Bridge St. Petersburg, Russia
#22 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
This bridge is one of the architectural highlights of Nevsky Prospekt, and essential viewing for any visitor to St. Petersburg, both for the spectacular views of the surrounding palaces from the vantage point of i...
Exquisitely made carvings and the bridge is an easy landmark when you try to find your way around St. Petersburg.
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The Hermitage Pavilion Pushkin, Russia
#23 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
There are crowds; but with such an amazing site, it is well worth any bother.
#24 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
What is more, you have a wonderful view from this place on the both banks of the river Neva - you can see remarkable Peter and Paul Fortress on your left and magnificent Winter Palace on your right.
Excellent views, great walk
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#25 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
... can feel the very special atmosphere, the icons are really old and there are piece of arts Forbidden to take pictures inside From outside It s really photogenic specially the view from the other side of the canal
Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra St. Petersburg, Russia
#26 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Gorgeous and big holy site for Russians !
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Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik St. Petersburg, Russia
#27 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
You'd need to be in a boat to get a good profile view, but you can easy see it looking over the side of the railing on the sidewalk.
Smolny Cathedral St. Petersburg, Russia
#28 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
went up to one of the bell tower's which has a stunning view that rival's St Isaac's.You really do appreciate the beauty of this blue and white masterpiece from the bell tower as the surrounding Convent building's...
This Smolny Convent or Smolny Convent of the Resurrection (Voskresensky ) is located to the northeast from the core of St.Petersburg and main sites, usually visited by the tourists when they're in the City on Neva...
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Nevsky Prospekt St. Petersburg, Russia
#29 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
Central avenue of the city offers great views, restaurants, shops, museums, theaters, cinemas, parks, bridges, street artists, churches, subway, tours, banks, underground passages and lots of people from all over...
It offers wonderful views and you can see most of St. Petersbur's sights along it, starting with Alexander Nevsky Square on the east end, passing the Kazan Cathedral, the Singer House, the Gribojedov canal where y...
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Peter and Paul Cathedral St. Petersburg, Russia
#30 of 1 182 Sights & Landmarks in Russian Gulf of Finland Coast
If you visit here you must also enjoy other sights within the Peter and Paul Fortress.
If you take a river cruise or view it from across the river on a clear day the reflection of e spires on to water makes for a stunning photo op.
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