Moscow may be Russia’s capital, but St. Petersburg is its cultural heart. More than 15 square miles of downtown St. Petersburg are designated a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, and during World War II, saving its priceless works of art was a top priority. See why this beautiful city has captivated the world with a stay at a St. Petersburg hotel.
The Paris of the East is chock full of art, architecture, and history, including the largest collection of paintings in the world at Hermitage Museum. Journey through art history with works by da Vinci, romanticist Eugene Delacroix, and impressionist Henry Matisse. For architectural wonder, just step outside. St. Isaac’s Cathedral, which houses the museum, has a dome made of 220 pounds of gold.
Culinary perfection is a different art altogether, and St. Petersburg does it just as well. Foodies will want to find hotels near Nevskiy Prospect, an upscale dining hotspot. Try traditional beef stroganoff and dumplings, mix it up with fusion cuisine for a new take on age-old recipes, or get lesson in Russian history at the restaurant where poet Aleksandr Pushkin ate his final meal. Looking to get off the beaten path? Book a hotel in St. Petersburg near Ligovskiy Prospekt and chow down on pork tongue terrine and vobla—dried herring complete with the egg sac—at the Kuznechny Market.
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