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1 Teatralnaya Ploschad, St. Petersburg, 190000, Russia

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 Russia's royal family, containing the remains of every czar from Peter the Great on. Make sure to catch a perfromance of the Kirov ballet troupe, who performs in the golden Main Hall.

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Mariinsky Theater

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 Russia's royal family, containing the remains of every czar from Peter the Great on. Make sure to catch a perfromance of the Kirov ballet troupe, who performs in the golden Main Hall.