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Saint Petersburg

The majestic image of the city is due to various architectural details: long, straight boulevards, vast spaces, gardens and parks, decorative wrought iron, fences, monuments and decorative sculptures.
Neva River, with its many canals, bridges and quays of granite, gives the city a unique, unmistakable.
Numerous channels have made ​​the city to be given the nickname “Venice of the North”.

The city exudes atmosphere tourists magnificent, strong, among many palaces built many years ago that today give the impression that dominates the city architecture and style that were built to amaze and impress the visitors.

Alexander Nevsky Monastery – is located at the eastern end of Nevskiy property, near the River Neva.
Here is the Tikhvin cemetery, where the graves of some of the greatest composers -Tschaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky and Borodin, and the writer Fyord Dostoevsky.

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Winter Palace – the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia was built between 1754 and 1762 as the winter residence of Russian countries. It was designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli in baroque style; it is colored in green and white, and has 1786 doors and 1,945 windows.

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Tarina Catherine the Great of Russia was the first head of state who lived in this palace. After the Russian Revolution of February 1917, the Winter Palace became the headquarters of the Russian Provisional Government.
The assault on the Winter Palace in October 25 / November 7, 1917 by Bolshevik forces was the official beginning of the Great October Socialist Revolution. Today, the palace is part of the Hermitage museum complex, which houses one of the largest art collections in the world.

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Church of the Saviour shed blood – a traditional Russian-style monastery, built on the spot where Czar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.
The interior is decorated with elaborate mosaic of over 6.000m2.

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Saints Peter and Paul Fortress – St. Peter and Paul Fortress, which was designed for political prisoners and prison time, occupies a dominant position in the center.
It was built a bridge over a portion of the fortress wall, giving visitors a wide view of the river to the south.
On the other side of Neve on Vasilevsky island of the Strip, is the former Bourse building, (1805-1810), reminiscent of a Greek temple, with two rostra columns (columns adorned with the bow of the ship), brought up to them.

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Hermitage Museum – undoubtedly the most famous from all is the Hermitage Museum. The museum has one of the richest collections of Western European art.
Its vast holdings were first presented to the public in the Greek revival style wing built by Leo von Klenze, (1838-1852), the wing now called the New Hermitage.

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