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  • Nabokov Museum

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Idiot

    The chocolate-toned, candlelit subterranean hangout on the Moika Canal is a fine place for Earl Grey during the day or stiffer drinks at night (abs... More
  • Theatre Museum

  • Tinkoff

    Russia's first private brewery occupies an industrial-chic space. The live rock shows, sports on TV, and beers on tap draw an enthusiastic crowd of... More
  • Yeliseyev

    Well-priced caviar, vodka, and pickled herring are among the offerings at this gourmet food market, housed in a newly restored 1903 Art Nouveau bui... More

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