At one point in my life, I may have given the title of Europe’s most beautiful city to Venice or Paris, but I couldn’t possibly say that now I’ve been to St Petersburg. Elegant yet statuesque, if St Petersburg were a woman she’d bring even Casanova down onto his knees. (Photo of Chesme Church in St Petersburg #Russia)
Also know as the Summer Palace, this was perhaps the most beautiful area I visited in St Petersburg. Historically fascinating as well because Catherine Palace was also home to the infamous Amber Room, reportedly looted by the Nazis and never found again. However, now contains a very ornate replica.
The purpose of the KunstKamera exhibition in its day was to educate the Russian population with scientific and anthropological discoveries, so they could be liberated from superstition and dogmas which suppress scientific growth. This museum is a must when visiting St #Petersburg!
Peter Carlos Faberge is perhaps the most famous Russian jeweller in history, and you have a chance to see his works of art in St Petersburg – including the imperial Faberge eggs, his most well-known creations. The silk-lined walls and decorative ceiling of the Fabergé Museum are the vision of Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian billionaire who’s devoted his time to repatriating thousands of Russian decorative and fine art that was sold by the Soviet government in the 1920s and 1930s.
Everyone has a list of countries they dream of going to, and for a very long time, Russia was one of mine. For years I said to myself, ‘This is the year I will go to Russia!’, but eventually the year passed and another one began with the same promise to myself. You might then be wondering why I didn’t visit sooner if I apparently wanted it so badly? I have one word: Visa. In this post find out the easiest way to obtain a Russian Visa independently from the UK.
A vision of golden spires and gilded domes, of pastel palaces and ethereal cathedrals, St Petersburg is far closer to a fantasy than the reality of any ordinary city. Filled with pleasures for those who court beauty and culture, it’s impossible not to feel a sense of awe and reverence as you walk down streets laden with dramatic sculptures and imposing buildings. The only place I’ve been before that possessed a similar sense of drama is Rome.