The first places tourists think of visiting in Saint Petersburg are often the Hermitage or St.Isaac’s Cathedral, but these may not show you all the city has to offer. Since every person has different interests, we made a list of unconventional must-visit places in the area to accommodate all tastes.
Picture yourself with a bas-relief of Salvador Dali
This memorial to Salvador Dali is a part of the Centenaries Wall, a complex artwork carved into a simple building on Kamennoostrovsky Avenue near the Andrey Petrov garden. The work was designed in the shape of a clock, with the dial consisting of 12 identical portraits of Dali. This art project was designed to commemorate outstanding people, and also includes Dmitri Shostakovich the composer, Dmitry Likhachov the scholar, and Daniil Kharms the poet. Kirill Miller, the creator of the memorial, has said that this wall represents the continuity of generations and cultural traditions. In comparison to other Saint Petersburg historical buildings and monuments, which often date back to the 18th or 19th centuries, this memorial was created less than 15 years ago. After you make the trek to find this amazing wall, reward yourself with a picture of yourself in the company of the influential people represented in the art.
Centenaries Wall, Kamennovstrovsky Avenue 28, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Feed ducks in the Yusupovovskiy Garden
For bird-lovers with an hour to kill, the ducks in Yusupovovskiy Garden await you. Take a loaf of bread, a good camera and try to persuade local ducks. Located in Yusopskiy Sad, which is between the Fontanka River and Sadovaya Street, this is a peaceful way to spend an afternoon.
Yusupovskiy Sad(Garden), 54 Sadovaya street, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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