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The Best Architectural Buildings in St. Petersburg

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Architectural buildings in St. Petersburg

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    Smolny Cathedral , St. Petersburg
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    Smolny Cathedral, once the centerpiece of a convent founded to educate young aristocrats, now serves as a concert and exhibit hall. Italian a
    Tours from $60
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    Winter Palace of Peter I , St. Petersburg
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    Admire the chandeliers, mosaic floors, painted ceilings, and wall murals inside Winter Palace of Peter I, the green-and-white palace that was
    Tours from $20
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    Once the summer residence of Russian monarchs, Grand Peterhof Palace forms part of a sprawling complex of buildings and gardens recognized as
    Tickets from $25
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    Peter and Paul Fortress , St. Petersburg
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    The first structure ever built in Saint Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress serves as the final resting place of all Russian monarchs from Pe
    Tours from $5
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    Tour the rooms once occupied by Peter the Great and his wife, Catherine, at Summer Palace of Peter the Great. The simple, Dutch-style mansion
    Tours from $35
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    Where to stay in St. Petersburg

    For luxury hotels with a price tag to match, you can't beat the city's historical heart--Palace Square--and Nevsky Prospekt, the main avenue that connects the square to the Neva River. The area around St. Isaac's Cathedral, at the west end of Nevsky Prospekt, also offers a great selection of luxury and mid-range options. If you want to see the other side of the city, consider staying on Vasilyevsky Island, at the mouth of the river. Increased competition means that St. Petersburg now offers a wide range of inexpensive but funky hostels scattered throughout the city.
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