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What to Do in Russia for 24 Hours?

If you are planning to visit Russia but do not have enough time, then enjoy yourselves into different attractions that can be found in St. Petersburg.

 

St. Petersburg lies in the Gulf of Finland at Baltic Sea. It is the second largest city in the country. Also, it was the country’s previous capital city. The ambiance and landmarks of St. Petersburg reflect their rich-filled culture and history. Being a small place, St.Petersburg is perfect for tourists who are short in time but wants to get the best experience as possible.

 

Nevsky Prospect

Nevsky Prospect

Nevsky Prospect. Source: Flickr

 

Nevsky Prospect always welcomes people who visited St. Petersburg. It is the main street where you can feel the vibe of the locals. Being the main point of the commercialization of St. Petersburg, you can start strolling the streets and be amazed at its historical buildings and Baroque style of houses. There are also shopping centres that you might want to check out.

 

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Source: Pixabay

 

After you stroll in the Nevsky Prospect, you can visit the most famous attraction of St. Petersburg: the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. As you go there, you can expect intricate details on the church’s facade and a large number of mosaics inside it.

 

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral. Source: Flickr

 

Kazan Cathedral is a 19th-century structure that is situated right in the Nevsky Prospect. It features its Baroque style domes and pillars that reflect its outrage in the revival of Russian Orthodox religion. Unlike the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, some worshippers actively visit Kazan Cathedral. So upon entering, make sure that noises are minimized to avoid disputing the worshippers.

 

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Source: Flickr

 

As you make your way on the Nevsky Prospect, you can turn left at Malaya Morskaya Ulitsa to visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral. It is the largest Russian Orthodox church in St. Petersburg. The highlight of this landmark is its 360-degree view of the whole city of St. Petersburg at the cathedral’s tower.

 

Winter Palace and Hermitage

Winter Palace and Hermitage

Winter Palace and Hermitage. Source: Flickr

 

As you reached the endpoint of the Nevsky Prospect, you can try exploring Winter Palace and Hermitage. Winter Palace and Hermitage contain thousands of paintings, sculptures, and archaeological artifact collections of the world.

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