St. Petersburg is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world. The architectural appearance of St. Petersburg is its business card. The city was founded in 1703 by Emperor Peter I The Great on the coast of the Gulf of Finland in the Neva river Delta as a "window to Europe” and reflects architectural harmony and European elegance.
Streets and avenues of the city on the Neva river enable to feel amazingly strict combination of architecture epochs and different architectural styles. Islands, rivers and channels give the city a unique identity. “Lace” bridges, glittering gold mosaics of the temples domes, magnificent palaces facades are open to the visitors.
White Nights season gives the city a special charm in May and June.
St. Petersburg is a city of museums. Today the city can offer to its visitors more than 170 museums. Every year the city hosts more than 20 international art festivals, about 80 musical and theatre festivals, contests, hundreds of exhibitions and premieres.