The Top Saint Petersburg Sites To Visit

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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.

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1. Explore the rich history of the Anichkov Bridge


The Anichkov Bridge, first constructed in 1715 as a passage to and from the city, has recently become a must-see spot in Saint Petersburg. The bridge’s four statues of horse-tamers created by Peter Clodt von Jürgensburg impressed the Emperor Nicholas II so much that he commissioned copies of the horses and sent them to the Italian king Ferdinand II as an official present. These copies can now be found in Nepalis, decorating the gates of the Palazzo Reale. During the Second World War, the German army bombed the city, and the damage of those bombs can still be seen on the bridge today. Fans of Russian literature will be interested to learn that famous authors including Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol and Fyodor Dostoevsky all mentioned this bridge in their works.

2. Sip Whiskey in the Dead Poets Bar

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In Dead Poets Bar you won’t find any parties or DJs, but you will find a selection of over 80 great whiskeys from countries including Scotland, Ireland, the US, and Japan. They also have a list of reasonably priced wines and food items, such as anchovy sandwiches for $2. For the sophisticated tourist, the Dead Poets Bar also hosts cultural events such as lectures from time to time, and has a section on their food menu dedicated to pâté.

3. Visit Freud Museum


There are three museums dedicated to Freud, the legendary contributor to psychotherapy – one in Vienna, another in London, and the third in Saint Petersburg. The fact that there’s a Freud museum in Saint Petersburg doesn’t seem to make sense. The psychoanalyst was born and raised in Vienna, and lived in London, but Russia seems disconnected to his life. Indeed, it is not connected to the man’s life or academic route. Founded in 1999, the museum commemorates the century after the first release of Freud’s book ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’. The exposition reflects his passion for collecting antiquities and objects of historical value.

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