Palace Square. Hermitage
In 1703 the Russian King Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg, a city on the banks of the Neva River. St. Petersburg, the first Russian city, where many houses were made of stone, became the capital in 1712. Peter the Great wanted to make the new capital, the young city of St. Petersburg, very beautiful.
Now more than two centuries later, we can say that St. Petersburg with its straight wide streets, wonderful bridges, green pars and squares and old houses made of stone, is one of the most beautiful cities of Russia, Europe and the whole world. If you look at the map you’ll see that St. Petersburg is situated on many islands. A lot of small rivers and canals separate different parts of the city from each other. There are many beautiful bridges over the Neva River. Some of them are not very high. That’s why at night specialists raise the bridges and then ships can move on the Neva River between the parts of the bridges.
here are many famous monuments in St. Petersburg. Many people all over the world know its theatres, museums and beautiful churches. Tourists go to St. Petersburg to have a look at the Winter Palace and the Hermitage, the Summer Garden and many other places of interest. Many of them visit St Isaac’s Cathedral so that they can look at the city from its top.
One of the most interesting museums in S. Petersburg is the Russian museum where you can see wonderful collections of beautiful works by famous Russian painters. The Russian Museum is situated in the Square of Arts. The famous monument to A.S. Pushkin is there.
The Russian Museum
he main street in St. Petersburg is Nevskyi Prospect. It is not a very wide street, but it has lots of monuments, bridges, beautiful buildings, shops, restaurants and metro stations in it.
The climate in St. Petersburg is not very mild. Winters are usually cold there, but summer are not hot. It is usually warm in the city during summer.
The best period of the year in St. Petersburg is the period of the “white nights”. This is the time in June when is light even in night. People usually walk a lot of at the time of the “white nights”.
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