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Northwestern District

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The Northwestern District is home to St. Petersburg, considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. However, this district has many more tourist attractions to offer to travelers. The nature reserves and national parks provide stunning views of rivers and lakes, waterfalls, marble canyons, and ravines. There are geological monuments dating back to the Jurassic period and Paleolithic era, including remnants of prehistoric animals like the mammoth, hairy rhinoceros, and cavern bear. Explore the area's rich cultural and historical heritage at elegant villas and palaces, kremlins, churches, cathedrals, bridges, and monuments of wooden architecture, including a number of World Heritage Sites. Highlights include the sparkling former Imperial capital of St. Petersburg, the oldest health resort in Russia, and Kalevala National Park, which holds the runes of a Finnish epic. To personalize your trip to Northwestern District, create itinerary details specific to you using our Russia visit planner.
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Places to visit in Northwestern District

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Historic Site
Palace Square St. Petersburg
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral St. Petersburg
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Specialty Museum
Russian Museum St. Petersburg
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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World heritage site
The State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Northwestern District

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History Museum
Peter and Paul Fortress St. Petersburg
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Faberge Museum St. Petersburg
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Kazan Cathedral St. Petersburg
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Grand Maket Russia St. Petersburg
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Northwestern District

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World heritage site
Kurshskaya Kosa Kaliningrad
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Duration: 8 hours
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Island
Yelagin Island St. Petersburg
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mountain
Ruskeala Mountain Park Ruskeala
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Waterfall
Slovenskiye Springs Izborsk
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Northwestern District

Specialty Museum
Vologodskaya Oblast Architecture and Ethnography Museum Vologda
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Small Korela Wooden Architecture and Folk Art Museum Arkhangelsk
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Science Museum
Museum and Exhibition Center Apatite Kirovsk
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Architectural Building
Granovitaya Palata Veliky Novgorod
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Children’s Museum
The Shadow Museum St. Petersburg
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cruiser Aurora St. Petersburg
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Duration: 1 hour
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Science Museum
Museum of the World Ocean Kaliningrad
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Duration: 4 hours
Theme Park
Adventure Park Tree To Tree St. Petersburg
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

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