Photogallery: St Petersburg – The Cradle of Russian Ballet
St Petersburg – The Cradle of Russian Ballet
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No. of pictures: 36 pictures
St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. Older people, however, will probably continue to call it Leningrad, which was true but only until the breakup of the Soviet Union. This cosmopolitan city is still full of tourists. There are beautiful buildings, temples, theaters, but also many lifting bridges. Formerly here were the Csars, so you can look forward to the luxurious palaces. Browse through our photogallery St. Petersburg. The icing on the cake will be a visit to the summer Tsarist residence - Petrodvorets.
Text: Lenka Bauerová
Photos: Michal Hejl
A city of history, magnificent buildings and imposing churches, theaters, lifting bridges, beautiful women, and white nights, where you still breathe the history of tzars, even though the city is covered in high rise Soviet-era apartment buildings. That's St. Petersburg. Today, a cosmopolitan city full of colors, tourists and cheerful people. Even though you can inhale the St. Petersburg air after two hours of flight, probably because of the visa restriction and the lengthy bureaucratic procedures, tourists from Bohemia do not go there.
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Our stroll in St Petersburg will focus on the important church of St. Isaac and Christ's Resurrection (Savior on the Blood) and we will also stop at the symbol of the October Revolution - the cruiser Aurora.
One of the most famous museums in the world - the Hermitage - lies on the banks of the Neva River in St. Petersburg. It is a complex of six building. Just after the Louvre in Paris this is the second largest museum in the world. The most famous museum building is the Winter Palace, the place where the Tsar's family lived. The museum was founded in 1764 by the Empress Catherine II the Great (the wife of Peter III), but the public could access them only from 1922 (in 1852 a small part was made available in the so-called New Hermitage).
A person who visited the metropolis placed on Moscow-river will confirm that most populous capital of Russia reminds improvised box of bricks in hands of megaloman, without big sence for an order, but with enormous ability for improvisation, had constructed a home for more than 10 million of inhabitants.
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