Museums, historical sights, memorials and battlefield tour.
St. Petersburg, later Petrograd always been the main capital of the Russian Empire to the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917.
It is here that housed the main military-historical museums of Russia. This is primarily the Hermitage – “Winter Palace”, Artillery Museum, Engineering and Signal Corps and the famous Peter and Paul Fortress – emperors cemetery.
City map of St. Petersburg is designed so that most of the museums and beautiful places are very compact in the center (in contrast to Moscow, where the facilities are located very far from each other).
This configuration of the city, as well as the lack of secret museums, the presence of English-speaking tour guides and labels makes it very convenient to visit St. Petersburg alone, unaccompanied. This applies to travel to the suburbs – Red Selo, Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof.
Guides are needed for real desire to visit the battlefields (about 1-2 hours drive from the city)
Museums and sights (not restricted)
- Hermitage (Winter palace)
- Military-Historical museum of Artillery, Engineer and Signal Corps
- Central Navy Museum
- Petro-Pavel Fortress
- all Saint-Petersburg museums…
- Mars fields
- Nevsky prospect (av.)
- Kazan cathedral
- Isaac cathedral
- Piskarevskoe memorial cemetery, WWII blockade museum
- Krasnoe Selo
- Tsarskoe Selo
- all sights
PS The city received back the name Saint-Petersburg, but the region is still named Leningrad oblast (region)