48 Hours in Saint Petersburg
Pencil this in on your bucket list.
by Joshua Berida | December 18, 2018
If you’re in the city, a visit to the Hermitage Museum is a must. This palace-turned-museum is part of the UNESCO-listed sites in the city. Rastrelli designed and had this structure built along with many architectural wonders in the metropolis. Its exterior has intricate details, windows and carvings. Its interior is just as beautiful and is home to priceless art from the old European masters and other artists. You’ll see paintings from Leonardo da Vinci (the Madonna and Child is the most prominent), Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Gabriel Metsu and others. You’ll also see elaborate rooms used by the royal family.
Entrance Fee: 700 Rubles
• This 48-hours’ itinerary assumes you have two full days and start early in the day, at around 8am-10am.
• All attractions except for Peterhof Palace are within the city.
• Attractions open at around 10am and close at 6pm.
• You don’t have to enter all destinations as some you can view from the outside.
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