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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“One of the world’s most famous museums and St. Petersburg’s most important tourist attraction. ”
  • 295 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Shopping Centre
“ Here you can buy clothes of well-known companies, household appliances, shoes, electronics, accessories. The mall also has its own cinema and entertainment center for children.”
  • 219 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Peter and Paul Fortress marks the very spot St. Petersburg was founded. It was here, Tsar Peter erected a small wooden hut in 1703 AD and oversaw the construction of the mighty fortress. The bell tower of the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Peter and Paul Fortress also played the most crucial role during the Russian revolution and was later used as a prison. Make sure to tour the walls (you will have to pay a little extra fee) and enjoy the beautiful view of the river Newa and the Winter Palace on the other side. Read my full guide to Peter and Paul Fortress here.”
  • 157 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Art Museum
“One of the largest collections of Russian fine art reside in this museum - a must see if you're an art fan. ”
  • 128 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Park
“Nice place for a walk or jogging round. Green park with fresh air from the Baltic sea. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Garden
“This is the oldest garden in St. Petersburg. The date of its foundation almost coincides with the date of foundation of the city. Entrance to the garden is free. Tuesday is a day off. From April to May, the garden is usually closed for drying.”
  • 88 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Church
“You should definitely climb St.Isaac collonade to see city from bird view! Colonnaded walkway 10:00 – 18:00 daily, from May,1, till October, 31 From November, 1, till April, 30, the third Wednesday is day-off.”
  • 111 locals recommend
  • 9 Experiences
Church
“the Savior on blood is the closest sightseeing from our flat its just opposite the windows”
  • 54 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Art Museum
“I am not quite into contemporary art, but this folks often feature quite interesting collections and artists. This venue is also a spot for music lovers -- it's common for them to invite nice and iconic musicians.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Plaza
“Дворцо́вая пло́щадь — главная площадь Санкт-Петербурга. Площадь образуют памятники истории и культуры: Зимний дворец, Здание штаба Гвардейского корпуса, Здание Главного штаба с Триумфальной аркой, Александровская колонна.”
  • 44 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Place to shop
“Big shopping center with a supermarket, it's not very cheap but has a great variety of products.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Plaza
“Central square of the city, being famous for a number of historical moments.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Temple
“You will not spend much time, but you will gain a lot by going inside!/Вы не потратите много времени, но много приобретете зайдя внутрь!”
  • 78 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
Theme Park
“Don't miss a chance to have fun in the Kresovsky island. This world of different attractions will let you train your vestibular apparatus and have fun with your firends. Enjoy!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Opera House
“Theatre for Emperors - beautiful inside, best dancers and singers, classic school of ballet and opera. Breathtaking!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Science Museum
“A museum for the scientifically curious, the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography is not for the weak hearted”
  • 42 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“ Half-naked people like to enjoy the sun in the Tavrichesky Garden. This is the park for ordinary people to come and take a short stroll, while fitness freaks go jogging. Once it belonged to Grigory Potemkin, the favourite lover of Catherine the Great. Red Mountain, the raised terrace and cafe, is marvellous for sun lovers, and the kebabs are great. The park also contains a bright spot: The Tavricheskiy Palace (closed to the public) held the first State Duma (parliament) meeting in 1906, as did the Petrograd Soviet following the February revolution in 1917. Lenin's statue has been removed and replaced by Russian poet Sergei Yesenin.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Jewish Restaurant
“Always lots of people, very vivid and you can have a snack there even after midnight! ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Very nice cafe, in summer they open windows and you can have a drink sitting on it and watching the street. Good prices, good menu selection, famous for its "austin powers" dessert, which is enormous milkshake with cake on it”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the trendiest restaurants in St Petersburg with great food and delicious cocktails! Mansarda is one of my families favorite spots and while a little pricier than normal, you get the best view of St Isaac's Cathedral in the city. Expect a large menu with options for everyone - booking is recommended however. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great view of Isaakiy square! Delicious coffee and pastry! Breakfast served $$”
  • 26 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Good food, good drinks, and good rooftop views. A definite must do in Summer!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best view on Neva river and the Arrow of Vasilevsky island. For lunch/dinner is a little expensive, but I recommend to stay for tea/coffee + dessert.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you like small cafe with a homely atmosphere, you should visit this place”
  • 12 locals recommend

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