St. Petersburg Russia | Why It's One of the Most Beautiful Cities in the World

A photo of a city canal in St. Petersburg Russia
St. Petersburg Russia is considered by many to be one of the
most culturally beautiful places in the world. Learn here why.

Those who have visited the city of Saint Petersburg Russia will argue that it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and they may be right. So many things about Saint Petersburg make it a playground and paradise for enthusiasts of different kinds.

Founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great, it has become and remains historically, strategically, and culturally significant to Russia. Other than that, walking the city streets or traversing its city canals will feel like living out a fairytale. The city is incredibly pleasing to the eyes and soothing for the soul. With that said, here are a couple of reasons why Saint Petersburg is culturally important, and why it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world

  • Saint Petersburg is Russia’s cultural capital
    Although it is not an official title, Saint Petersburg is recognized by the general public as the cultural capital of Russia. The city is home to thousands of museums, including one of the biggest museums and the world famous the Hermitage. Its historic center is a world heritage site recognized by UNESCO. These alone make the city’s claim to be a cultural capital credible.
    Throughout history, Saint Petersburg is a gathering place and even home to many different artists and cultural artifacts. Arts, theater, science, music, dance, and architecture were bred and improved in the city and visiting its museums will certainly make you believe that. Not only is it the center of Russian culture, but it is also considered by many to be one of the most cultural cities in the world.
  • Historical journey
    Saint Petersburg was Russia’s capital city on two different time periods. First in 1712 until Peter II moved the capital to Moscow in 1728, and again 4 years later. It remained the country’s capital for almost 2 centuries until the fall of the Russian empire at the hands of the revolution in 1918.
    Throughout the history of Saint Petersburg, it has been given several different names. Interestingly, its current name wasn’t coined after Tsar Peter, but after his patron saint, St. Peter. During the first world war era, it was renamed to Petrograd or “Peter’s city” for the sake of removing any German undertones in the name. It was again renamed to Leningrad after the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924. In 1991, it reverted back to its original name and is called Saint Petersburg in English.
  • An open-air museum
    Due to the city’s architectural buildings with elaborate artistic designs and fresh natural landscape, the city of Saint Petersburg is often regarded as an “open-air museum”. Walking the streets of Saint Petersburg feels like walking on a massive museum with sights to behold that is seen nowhere else in the world. The city’s canal network creates a very romantic atmosphere for tourists, which makes it a viable destination for lovers all over the world, and men seeking to date Russian women.
  • Romance and White Nights
    While there are a plethora of things to do in Saint Petersburg and different time periods that you can consider for vacation, you should definitely visit the city during the white night season.
    Due to it being far north on the Earth, the city experiences a wonderful phenomenon every year called the White Nights. During this time of the year, the sun never fully sets and the sky experiences a blend of morning and evening light during night time. It creates an incredibly romantic setting and heartwarming experience. On top of that, several festivals are held in the city to commemorate the wonderful season. You will be able to bask under the wonderful work of art that is the sky during the day, and party with the locals and other tourists at night.
    Saint Petersburg is known for many things, breathtaking is one of them. Visiting the city is truly a one of the kind experience. It is a great city to unwind and take in a wonderful culture, and a place to spend time with a loved one, or even search for one.

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