Things to Do in St. Petersburg

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Keep quiet! Don't drink! Work harder! Clean up on bossy Soviet-era propaganda posters at this bookstore that also stocks English translations of the... Read More

Founded by the royal family in 1744, the china here is literally fit for a czar. The trademark Cobalt Net pattern, with 22-karat-gold filigree, was... Read More

Wine bottles line the wall and the menu lists single malts by region, but in a town just discovering cocktails, Korovabar is known for having the best... Read More

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 for... Read More

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 pinks... Read More

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 for... Read More

Housed in the Mikhailovsky Palace, the Russian works here—which include 6,000 religious icons—makes an interesting complement to the... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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

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

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 (absinthe... Read More

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