St Petersburg, the Hermitage, Church on Spilled Blood and a Matryoshka nesting doll

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St Petersburg
St Petersburg, a city with lots of wealth.

Would you like to spend hours in a museum? The Hermitage will be the best option. If you have time left, wander around the streets and buy a Matryoshka, the Russian nesting doll!

Which city: St Petersburg, Russia.

Where to go: Go to the Hermitage. It is a state museum located in the old tsarist palace complex on the Neva River. The museum houses a magnificent art collection that includes imperial porcelain, superb Rembrandts, ancient cameos, Madonnas by Da Vinci, marble sculptures by Canova, colourful paintings by Matisse.

What to drink and eat: Try a delicious cinnamon roll or a red velvet cake with a coffee in the little café in the Hermitage to take a break.

What to do: Buy a traditional Matryoshka doll on the street or in a shop and catch a glimpse of the Church on Spilled Blood.

What to love: The great diversity and wealth of the collection and stunningly decorated rooms of the Hermitage, the sweet people from St Petersburg and there hospitality and all the great buildings you see everywhere in the city.

Watch our vlog of St Petersburg!