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St. Petersburg

Europe
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Rank in Russia

20

Rank in Europe

51

World Rank

Currency
Russian Ruble(RUB)
Weather
Mostly cloudy 13.9℃
Time
03:14 AM (GMT +03:00)
Electric Socket
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About St. Petersburg

With its lavish architecture, wild nightlife, extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions, St. Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable travel experience. The city sits on the eastern tip of the Baltic Sea and the Neva River. Breathtaking landscapes, historical architecture, winding canals and beautiful bridges all come together to make St. Petersburg one of the most enchanting cities in the world. It is one of the best tourist destinations in Russia and people visit this beautiful haven throughout the year. There are many tourist attractions and activities in St. Petersburg that keep visitors enthralled. The historic centre is also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. St. Petersburg is Russia’s cultural capital and a must-visit!

Continent Country
Europe Russia
Airport Name / IATA Code
Pulkovo Airport LED


St. Petersburg
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
June, July, August, September and October: St. Petersburg has nearly 24 hours of sunshine during these months. You can also enjoy the White Nights celebrations during this time of the year.
Moderate time to visit
March, April and May: As the city gradually thaws out of its cold, dark winter, the days are brighter and warmer. This is a good time to visit St. Petersburg if you want to avoid crowds of tourists and cut down on travel costs.
Worst time to visit
November, December, January and February: Winters are cold, dark and icy. Temperatures can drop significantly, but the amazing view of frozen rivers, canals, and snowflakes in the sun can be very enchanting.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) -9 -9 -5 1 7 11 14 12 8 4 -1 -7
Maximum temprature (℃) -2 -2 1 8 16 20 22 20 14 8 2 -3
Rain fall (mm) 40 30 40 30 40 60 70 90 60 100 80 50
Population
4.9 (Millions)
Official Language
Russian
Spoken Language
English is widely sp... Read more
Other Language
English
Police
Ambulance
Taxi
Start Tariff: RUB 15... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.51
Cup of Coffee USD 1.71
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.79
Rice/Kg USD 0.90
White Bread USD 0.63
Eggs (12) USD 1.03
Combo Meal USD 4.11
Fine Dining USD 27.37
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.68
Domestic Beer USD 1.64
Imported Beer USD 2.53
Bottle of Wine USD 5.62
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.92
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 27.37
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.55
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 485.24
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Chart your own course or take a guided kayak tour through the city's rivers and channels.
  • Enjoy a boat ride during the day to admire the architectural marvels of the city.
  • St. Petersburg still has many banyas (public bath-houses), you can take a steam bath for 20 rubles.
  • Take an early-morning stroll around the city centre to appreciate its true beauty.
  • St. Petersburg is a perfect city for bike rides. Rent a bike and explore the quiet streets, pedestrian zones, empty sidewalks and connecting courtyards.
  • Take a helicopter tour or an unforgettable balloon ride and see the city from birds-eye view.
  • Combine sightseeing with horseback riding and enjoy the city in a horse-drawn carriage in summer and on a horse-drawn Russian sleigh in winter!

 

Shopping
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Souvenir Suggestions

-Replica Fabergé Eggs

-Khokhloma (beautifully decorated wooden articles)

-Russian Fur Hat

-Lacquered Boxes

-Decorated Birch Bark

-Raketa Watch

-Belomorkanal Cigarettes, Baltika Beer

-Gzhel (Enamelled pottery and ceramics), Soviet Memorabilia

-Malachite (Pieces of jewellery and other nice widgets)

Tourist attractions in St. Petersburg

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