CAPITAL:
Saint Petersburg
POPULATION:
5 225 690
LOCAL TIME:
 (UTC+3)
Weather in the capital:
1.6°C / 34.9 F
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Flight time from:

Amsterdam

3h

Berlin

2h 10 min

Beijing

8h 30 min

Dubai

6h

London

3h 15 min

Los Angeles

14h (1 stop)

Mumbai

12h 40 min

(1 stop)

Madrid

6h (1 stop)

New York

12h (1 stop)

Oslo

1h 45 min

Paris

3h 10 min

Prague

2h 20 min

Rome

3h 30 min

Seoul

9h 30 min

Stockholm

1h 20 min

Sydney

24h 30 min

(1 stop)

Tokyo

15h 10 min (1 stop)

Toronto

12h 30 min (1 stop)

*shortest route as of April 2017

Description

Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the cultural capital of Russia, the nation’s important business and academic center.

Saint Petersburg is often called Venice of the North, thanks to its location on the island of the Neva River estuary, and more than 90 rivers and canals that branch out all over the city and give its own charm.

Another name – “Northern Palmira” - reflects the orientation of the architecture of St. Petersburg to the traditional foundations of the European architecture, based on the ancient past. The best artists and architects like George Mattarnovi, Jean-Baptiste Leblon, Domenico Trezzini, Giacomo Quarenghi, Rastrelli, Auguste Montferrand from around Europe took part in the construction and creation of the architectural appearance of St. Petersburg.

Saint Petersburg is famous for its incredibly rich cultural life all year round filled with all kinds of events, productions, concerts and festivals, many of which are known not only in Russia but all around the globe. The hallmark of the city such as “The Festival of Light”, “An Ice Breaker Festival”, the birthday of Saint Petersburg, the holiday of graduates “Scarlet sails”, “River carnival” and others attract hundreds of thousands of visitors.

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