First opened in November 1955 as a subterranean Communist paradise, Saint Petersburg’s metro is not just the deepest in the world, it's also one of the busiest with five subway lines, 67 stations, more than 3 000 trains and 2.5 million passengers a day…

St Petersburg Metro

First opened in November 1955 as a subterranean Communist paradise, Saint Petersburg’s metro is not just the deepest in the world, it's also one of the busiest with five subway lines, 67 stations, more than 3 000 trains and million passengers a day.

Both the soaring gold spire of the Peter & Paul Cathedral (the world's highest) and the golden dome of St Isaac’s Cathedral – the world's largest orthodox basilica  – dominate the St Petersburg skyline.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ...

Russia's record-breaking Cathedrals

Both the soaring gold spire of the Peter & Paul Cathedral (the world's highest) and the golden dome of St Isaac’s Cathedral – the world's largest orthodox basilica – dominate the St Petersburg skyline.

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St Petersburg Metro

First opened in November 1955 as a subterranean Communist paradise, Saint Petersburg’s metro is not just the deepest in the world, it's also one of the busiest with five subway lines, 67 stations, more than 3 000 trains and million passengers a day.

Housing the greatest collection of European art in history, the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, which began life in the 18th century as the private art collection of the Romanovs, in particular Catherine the Great, will leave you teetering on the edge of giddy exuberance and awe…

The Hermitage

Housing the greatest collection of European art in history, the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, which began life in the 18th century as the private art collection of the Romanovs, in particular Catherine the Great, will leave you teetering on the edge of giddy exuberance and awe…

If contemporary art is your scene, check out the Erarta on Vasilievsky Ostrov (Basil's Island) on the north bank of the Neva in St Petersburg. The name was coined by combining the two words “Era” and “Arta” which can be translated into Russian as “The Era of Art.”The Permanent Collection showcases over 2,300 works by Russian artists including paintings, sculpture, photography, and video, all created since 1945. The galleries wing of the building is home to Temporary Exhibitions that change…

Heart of Erarta

If contemporary art is your scene, check out the Erarta on Vasilievsky Ostrov (Basil's Island) on the north bank of the Neva in St Petersburg. The name was coined by combining the two words “Era” and “Arta” which can be translated into Russian as “The Era of Art.”The Permanent Collection showcases over 2,300 works by Russian artists including paintings, sculpture, photography, and video, all created since 1945. The galleries wing of the building is home to Temporary Exhibitions that change…

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