Weekend in St. Petersburg may be short but this is already enough to get a good view of the city’s top attractions. This is a list of the places that you can check out during this short-visit in Russia’s second largest city:
Ranking in the world’s major museums, the Hermitage Museum has a collection of nearly 3 million art pieces ranging from the Antique world to the Western European art, Primitive culture, and of course, Russian culture. This museum is a must-see place when you are in St. Petersburg so take a time to visit it despite your tight schedule in the city.
Previously called the Town of Pushkin, this park complex and palace used to be the residence of Catherine the Great. It is located 25 km going to the south of the city. Here, one can also tour around the Lyceum which was once attended by Alexander Pushkin, the Great Russian poet.
Representing a rare combination of being a temple of art and an architectural monument, the Yusupov Palace was erected in 1830. It was owned by the Yusupov family with apartments opened for the public to see. The palace became a remarkable structure due to the assassination of Grigory Rasputin.
Aside from stopping by these famous structures your weekend in St Petersburg can also include a boat tour in its canals and rivers. At night, you can visit its party venues, including its dance clubs and pubs to complete your tour.