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New Holland

With a reputation as being one of the most romantic corners of St Petersburg, immerse yourself within the grand arches and warehouse of New Holland. This man- made island is a secret treasure steeped in history, with an architectural masterpiece at the heart of it.

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2 Admiralteyski Canal Embarkment St. Petersburg 190000 Russia,

+7 812 456-76-37

www.newhollandsp.ru

Bridges

A must-see when visiting Russia is one of the 342 bridges in St Petersburg. Designed in various styles and with beautifully-detailed decorative work, it’s hard to get around the city without crossing a bridge or two so why not start at the Palace Bridge.

Mariininskiy Theatre

With a history that traces back to 1783, the Mariininskiy theatre still plays host to both opera and ballet performances today. Visit the majestic surroundings or catch a show, and experience a piece of Russian history.

Details

Teatralnaya Square 1 St Petersburg 190000 Russia,

+7 812 326-41-41

www.mariinsky.ru

Erarta

One of Russia’s biggest museums of contemporary art, Erarta has a collection of around 2000 pieces by modern artists including; graphics, sculpture, installations and paintings. Inspiring and cultural, it’s a great day out.

Details

2, 29th Line, Vasilievsky Ostrov, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 199106,

+7 812 324 0809

www.erarta.com

The Hermitage Museum

There is plenty to peruse with more than 3 million world cultural artefacts to view. Housed in seven historical buildings including the Winter Palace, we urge you to head to the rooftop for the spectacular city views of St Issac's Cathedral and the River Neva.

Details

34 Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya (Embankment) St Petersburg 190000,

+7 (812)710 90 79

www.hermitagemuseum.org

Summer Garden

Following a flood in 1777, these gardens were redesigned in a less formal, English style. Surrounded by water and decorated with baroque statues in the northern part of the garden, this is a romantic place to wile away the time.