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Palace Square

Palace Square is Saint Petersburg's most famous public space and it connects Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island. It is one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles.

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Winter Palace
The Winter Palace is the former main residence of the Russian Royal Family and Russian Tsars from 1732 to 1917. It's now a part of the Hermitage museum.
Nevsky Prospekt
Named after Alexander Nevsky Lavra Monastery, Nevsky Prospekt is the main avenue of St Petersburg that connected the city with Novgorod.
Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood
Built between 1883 and 1907, the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood is a former Russian Orthodox Church that is now a secular museum and one of Saint Petersburg's most popular attractions.
Peterhof Palace
Peterhof is a complex of palaces commissioned by Peter the Great to celebrate and claim access to the Baltic Sea. Built in the early 18th Century, Peterhof has 64 fountains and are one of the most famous attractions.

Related Tours

The Best of St. Petersburg Live Virtual Tour
Discover St. Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in the world on this live virtual tour that will take you to the heart of what was the capital of the Russian Empire from 1712 till 1918.

On this "The Best of St. Petersburg Live Virtual Tour" your guide will take you on a virtual stroll down Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg's main avenue, which was in its origins a way to connect the city to Novgorod but is now a walk of wonder to visitors.

At the end of this street, you will find Palace Square where you will admire impressive buildings including the Winter Palace which is the former main residence of the Russian Royal Family, Tsars and now a part of the Hermitage museum

After observing the rest of the Hermitage museum complex, the next stop will be the Palace Embankment from where you will have great views of the river Neva, the original citadel of Saint Petersburg: Peter and Paul fortress and the islands of the city.

Walking by one of the city’s canals and through some typical St Petersburg inner yards, you will reach the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood as the last stop of a virtual tour full of architectural gems and rich history.
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