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The DON'Ts of Visiting St. Petersburg
October 17, 2019 10:58

Foreign tourists come to St. Petersburg  even more often than to the Russian capital, especially now, when e-visa was introduced. Nevertheless, there are some tourist traps in the city on the Neva that should be avoided.

Do not go to Peterhof by bus

Travelling to the Summer Palace in a stuffy bus, a crowded minibus or a commuter train is not very pleasant, especially in the summer. It is better to go to the Palace Square and take a ride on a hydrofoil boat with a breeze. At the same time, it will be possible to take photographs of the excellent panorama of the palace that opens from water, and admire Kronstadt.

Do not take a city tour

Traffic in St. Petersburg is very heavy and there are many traffic jams during the day. So sitting in a bus is not the best way to explore the city. 

Do not go to Apraksin Yard

Apart from the high fence, you will not find anything interesting there. The largest, and one of the oldest markets in St. Petersburg, was closed for restoration. Most of the merchants moved to the shopping center on Rustaveli Street.

Do not ride a boat on the Neva

Having gone on a half-hour walk along the Neva, in addition to the panorama of the Winter Palace, you will also see the dull building of the Kresty prison and the long fence of the city water supply. A trip to Peterhof will be enough to admire the scenery of the city from the river. So it is better to take a trip on a boat through the city canals. Beautiful facades, bridges and romantic mood are guaranteed.

Do not count on a late dinner

In principle, the food in St. Petersburg is tasty and, by Moscow standards, not very expensive. However, when planning evening walks in the city, keep in mind that most restaurants close their kitchens at 10-11 o’clock in the evening and after that time finding a place in the city center where you can eat delicious food can be a problem.  

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: St. Petersburg travel to Russia    

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