Russian travel: Saint Petersburg, the great old city


Travel to Russia, you must definitely visit the city of Saint Petersburg, where the churches, museums and palaces are brilliant, ups and downs with history.
Russia has remained unchanged since the Second World War. The architectural history that remains is still intact, even though there is still a vestiges of war. Russians protect their works as flesh and blood. Who can expect after many battles, after the enemy bombs, the pillars still stand firmly forward. You will feel this when visiting the city of Saint Petersburg on the Russian tour, where the churches, museums and palaces are horrible, with ups and downs and history.

Christ Church

Also known as the “Bloodshed Church,” it is one of the most unique buildings in Russia. It was here that Tsar Alexander II was wounded in the attack in 1881.

“Bloodshed Church” (@livvyland)
The traditional Orthodox church of the Orthodox churches in Russia, typical of the architecture of St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. The Redemptorist Church also features nine “onion” domes that are exquisitely colored. This is a place that every Russian tourist must visit when visiting Saint Petersburg to experience the historic value of this city.

Ermitazh Museum – Winter Palace

Ermitazh Museum (@livvyland)
Traveling to Russia for a visit to the Winter Palace and the Summer Palace is like staying in France and forgetting Castle Versailles. These two works are deeply symbolic of a whole period of tsarist history.

The Winter Palace is located on an area of ​​90,000 m². The palace was built according to the wishes of Queen Elizaveta I between 1754 and 1762. The palace was designed in the style of European Baroque architecture and art. This is the residence and activity of the Tsar. In 1922, after the ups and downs of history, the entire work was handed over to the Ermitazh nation, becoming a massive visual museum.

Inside the Winter Palace (@livvyland)

The palace has now become a visual museum (@livvyland)
The Ermitazh Museum (including the Winter Palace) is now located in the center of Saint Petersburg, one of the largest museums in the world. The museum holds more than 3 million exhibits in nearly 1,000 rooms. It is estimated that it takes us 18 years to visit and learn the basics of each artifact.

Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is exactly the same as the Palace of Versailles in France in terms of its size, interior decoration and sophistication of the decor. The work has been officially recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage.

The golden statues of the royal gardens (@worldofwanderlust)

Peterhof was built in 1714, under the reign of Tzar Peter Romanov. The architects of Europe at that time were gathered together to create such an admirable wonder.

Tzar Peter did not hesitate to express his interest after visiting Castle of Versailles. He is determined to build such a palace in Russia itself. At that time, he envisaged an architectural work that would enlist the benefit of the populations of the palaces and large royal gardens. And indeed, to this day, his ambitions have come true. Posthumously grateful to have left a wonderful architectural work wonderful.

The cultural, historical and artistic values ​​of the Summer Palace are well preserved by the Russians. Even so, despite welcoming hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists from all over the world to come back every day, this “money machine” remains intact to each scratch on the exhibits. Tourists must follow the line sometimes starting footsteps into the Palace and can not move constantly stop. Visitors are almost only looking, absolutely not touch and limited photo shoots.

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Isaac’s Cathedral is the largest Orthodox cathedral in the city. The church was built in about 40 years on the order of Tsar Alexander I. Before the church is the bronze statue of the bronze as a symbol of the city of Saint Petersburg.

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This is the architecture that eloquently demonstrated the will of the Russian nation. During World War II, the dome of the church was painted gray to avoid drawing attention from the enemy aircraft. At the top of the domes, a pillar system was installed to locate the enemy’s artillery.

(Photo: Flickr)
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the church was restored to its regular function until now. Due to its majestic vestiges, the church accepts visitors to take pictures.


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