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Koli National Park

– scenic national park in Eastern Finland, symbol for the nature of the country

177km

63.12229.77

Vyborg

town in Russia

177km

60.70638928.744167

Narva

city in Estonia

226km

59.366728.2833

Petrozavodsk

city in the northwest of Russia

459km

61.783334.3333
Sights

Saint Isaac's Cathedral

cathedral in St. Petersburg

1.1km

59.934130.3062

Trans-Siberian Railway

Railway line connecting Moscow with Russian Far East and Sea of Japan. Longest in the world.

Kunstkamera

museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia

677m

59.9416666730.30444444

Petrogradsky Island

island

738m

59.962530.30222222

Bronze Horseman

monument for Peter I. at the Senate Square in Saint Petersburg

795m

59.936430.3022

Mariinsky Theatre

The Mariinsky Theater (formerly the Kirov, which is the name the troupe still uses when touring abroad) is world-class for both opera and ballet. There are English supertitles for operas sung in Russian; operas in other languages have Russian supertitles. Performances are offered in three halls: the main theater located in the historical building, Mariinsky-2 (the new scene that is located in a futuristic building across Kryukov canal) and the newly-built Mariinsky Concert Hall. Tickets can be purchased on the theater's website. Cavos rebuilt it as an opera and ballet house with the largest stage in the world. With a seating capacity of 1,625 and a U-shaped Italian-style auditorium, the theatre opened on 2 October 1860 with a performance of A Life for the Tsar. The new theatre was named Mariinsky after its imperial patroness, Empress Maria Alexandrovna.

1.4km

59.9255555630.29611111

Winter Palace

historic building in St. Petersburg, Russia

1.6km

59.940430.3139

Hermitage Museum

museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia

1.8km

59.94130.3151

Palace Square

central city square of St Petersburg, Russia

1.9km

59.9391666730.31583333

Peter and Paul Fortress

original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia

1.9km

59.9530.317

Mikhailovsky Theatre

- The exterior is not as recognizable as the Mariinsky, but the interior is nearly as grand, and the theater hosts both Russian and foreign headliners in opera and ballet. It was founded in 1833. It is named after Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia.

3.3km

59.9377777830.32944444

Russian Museum

art museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia

3.7km

59.93874230.332385

Ice Palace (Saint Petersburg)

architectural structure

18km

59.92166730.466389

Trans-Siberian Railway

Railway line connecting Moscow with Russian Far East and Sea of Japan. Longest in the world.

Strelna

municipal settlement in Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, Russia

27km

59.8536111130.05972222

Gatchina

town in Gatchinsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia

27km

59.5833333330.13333333

Shlisselburg

town in Leningrad Oblast, Russia

82km

59.9536111131.03833333

Lake Ladoga

freshwater lake in Russia and largest lake entirely in Europe

145km

6131.5

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Saint Petersburg

Russia
Saint Petersburg, known as Petrograd in 1914-1924 and Leningrad in 1924-1991, is the second largest city of Russia, with 5 million inhabitants, and the former capital of the Russian Empire. Founded in 1703, it is not ancient, but its historical cityscape is remarkably well-preserved. The center of Saint Petersburg occupies numerous islands of the Neva River delta, divided by waterways and connected by huge drawbridges. Since 1991 it and some historical suburbs, including Peterhof, have been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is home to one of the world's largest museums of art, the Hermitage. Many Russians know the city as Piter (Питер), a familiar diminutive of Saint Petersburg.

Personal note

Someday we will ride the Transiberian railway from here to Beijing. It is the longest railway in the world.

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Climate

Average temperatures

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Jun

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Jul

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