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The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In St Petersburg

St Petersburg is a stunning city on the Baltic Sea that was founded by Peter The Great back in 1703. Many call St Petersburg the “Cultural Capital” of Russia – with so much beautiful architecture, art and open spaces there are plenty of wonderful opportunities for exploring and finding great photo spots.

We’ve done the hard work for you and picked the 7 most Instagrammable sopts in St Petersburg.

Instagrammable spots St Petersburg

1. Canal Cruise

There is no better way to see this great city than from the canals. Book a trip and sit back and enjoy a wonderful view from an entirely new angle while snapping some unique photos from a new angle.

 

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2. St Nicholas Naval Cathedral

This Baroque Orthodox cathedral is an important shrine (especially for the Russian Navy) but whatever your religion you’ll see it make the most stunning backdrop for your ultimate St Petersburg photo.

 

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3. Church of the Saviour on Spilt Blood

This pretty church first opened in 1907 and standing at 81m tall it is as bright and vivacious as any structure you’ll see in any city. Capture it along the water on a sunny day for the ideal St Petersburg Instagram shot.

 

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4. Winter Palace

Previously home to Russian Emperors, today it is home to the wonderful Hermitage museum, a hotel and a wonderful facade that makes for a lovely backdrop.

 

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5. Grand Peterhof Palace

These palaces, gardens and fountains were commissioned by Peter The Great and are often known as “The Russian Versailles”. Spectacular both inside and out with a photo near the “Grand Cascade” a must.

 

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6. Palace Square

Built over three centuries ago, this huge space has always been the public gathering spot for this wonderful city. So much history with many public events held here that it gives you a feeling of awe just walking around it.

 

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7. Alexander Garden

Also known as Aleksandrovsky Sad these stunning gardens in the city centre spread over a large area and change with the seasons all year around. Wonderfully looked after and the perfect spot for an Instagram shot.

 

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