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  • Paloma

    Pick up the perfect fur pillbox or trapper hat. Reasonably priced mink, arctic fox, and trimmed beaver-pelt caps in black and russet or gumdrop pin... More
  • Peter and Paul Cathedral

    Built in 1733 and capped with a distinctive golden needle, the 400-plus-foot spire is a landmark of the Petersburg skyline. It's also a mausoleum f... More
  • Pobeda Gallery

    The gallery aims to introduce Russians to photography as fine art. Its first show was a provocative narrative series by Ellen von Unwerth. More
  • Respublika

    The bookstore has a sleek, aggressively modern interior and the slogan "Books, music, perspective." On sale are gorgeous editions of everything fro... More
  • Russian Museum

    Housed in the Mikhailovsky Palace, the Russian works here—which include 6,000 religious icons—makes an interesting complement to the Hermitage's fo... More
  • Russian Street

  • Sandunovskiye Baths

    Sandunovskiye Baths, renovated in 2006, is the city's most famous bathhouse, which offers ornate halls for steaming, plunging into cold pools, bein... More
  • Sanduny

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  • St. Isaac's Cathedral

    Climb the 250 steps to the colonnade surrounding the gilt dome for 360-degree views of the city. Then descend to the spectacularly lit cathedral, a... More
  • Stariy Dachnik

    The shop stocks 19th-century antiques. More
  • State Hermitage Museum

    This world-class museum is not to be missed, but where to start, with more than 350 rooms?Skip the lines by buying tickets online, then hit the hig... More
  • Stieglitz Museum

    Explore the evolution of Russian and Western applied arts from the 16th through the early 20th centuries. More
  • Tatyana Parfionova

    The hand-stitched cotton dresses with elaborate embroidery have a distinct air of yesteryear, and the designer displays her garments like museum ob... More

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