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While many imagine St. Petersburg as the city of a thousand and one bridges, its true spirit is hidden from the eyes of the uninitiated in a maze of side-streets and courtyards. Scattered around the city, these secluded places live their own lives, interrupted only by periodic visits from those few who know of their existence. What off-the-beaten-track sites can you find in St. Petersburg?
Feeling like a treasure hunter, an environmental activist, and a fan of vintage all rolled into one? Rest assured, visiting a flea market will definitely make for a memorable adventure. In this article, we’ll not just reveal the best venues for this thrifty brand of shopping in the Northern Capital, but also share our tips on how to get the most out of it.
Having lived in St. Petersburg for a long time, we fondly believe we know it inside and out. We’re taking suburban trains and exploring the outskirts to find hidden sights of our beloved city, when in fact, off-the-beaten-track gems of the Northern Capital are much closer than one can expect. Here’s our proof – a 15-minute ride from the city center will take you right into the middle of the unique culture, history, and mentality of Kanonersky Island.
It might be the 21st century and we are planning our trips to Mars – but don’t let that fool you! Some of us still believe in superstitions and in some kind of spooky force out there casting good or bad luck our way. And if you are in for some luck, wealth, love, and maybe good grades, keep on reading – we know the secrets and are eager to fill you in.
There are few places in St. Petersburg that illustrate the extravagance of Russian nobility better than the Yusupov Palace. Once home to one of the Russian Empire's richest noble families, it's a statement in history and decorum – as well as the site of enigmatic Grigori Rasputin's grisly assassination.
St. Petersburg owes much of its history to naval glory, and with February 23 – Defender of the Motherland Day – around the corner, how about exploring one of the most unique naval fortifications in St. Petersburg and a lighthouse museum – a gem for an optics pro?
The Manege – a massive exhibition center on St. Isaac’s Square – can be the quintessential St. Petersburg experience, blending classical grandeur of with modern, sometimes quirky themes.
Feel like going on a trip? Grand Maket Rossiya (Grand Model Russia) is a private museum that lets you experience the vastness of the world’s largest country all the way from its most western city of Kaliningrad to the Pacific ports in Vladivostok.
In the heart of St. Petersburg, the historic Vasileostrovsky Market is experiencing a transformation from a place where pushy babushkas sold pickles and herring along with counterfeit jeans to an urban center not unlike its European counterparts.
Halloween is almost here, and it's time for all things mysterious and scary. As we’ve already explored the spooky characters of Russian folklore in last year’s article, this time we’ve decided to focus on the many mystical sights of St. Petersburg.