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Some information about Saint-Petersburg, Russia.St. Petersburg was the former capital of imperial Russia and the home of its czars. Saint Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, Russia's first and the most famous Emperor. The city has many splendid architectural treasures, theatres and art museums and of course the world famous Hermitage. Saint Petersburg is the second largest Russian city with a population of almost five million people. It is the largest northern city on the planet. Saint Petersburg is often called the Venice of the North, because it lies on 44 islands which are divided by a web of 86 rivers and canals. You obviously need to visit Saint Petersburg and you can find on our website accommodation you like: private apartments or mini-hotel room.
Over 100 palaces of the Russian nobility and a great many cathedrals and unique churches built by the greatest architects of the time still remain in Saint Petersburg. Most of them are open to the public now. Saint Petersburg is famous for its "white nights" - a period when there is as much light during night time as during the day time and many bridges are raised, so that numerous strolling romantics can enjoy the sight of ships passing down the Neva river city waterway all night long.
The city has recently undergone an extensive renovation in celebration of its 300th anniversary in 2003. More than 80 museums and 40 theatres of St. Petersburg ensure that art, ballet, music, and theatre lovers will find the metropolis an endless source of cultural enjoyment.
For more than 200 years, St Petersburg was the capital of Russia and the main residence of 13 Russian Emperors. The city combines its fascinating heritage with a distinctly European outlook and offers a vibrant cultural life and precious art collections. During the 18th and 19th centuries European and Russian architects have built great palaces, cathedrals and parks in St Petersburg.
St Petersburg ranks, according to the UN, among the 10 most attractive tourist destinations in the world. About 1,5 million foreign and 2 million Russian tourists visit the city annually. Renowned universities and research institutes of St Petersburg represent a great scientific potential which is very important for international congress and conference organizers when choosing a destination for an upcoming events.
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