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The Wandering Aesthete City Guide to St Petersburg article featured on We Are Travel Girls

St Isaac's Cathedral front view in St Petersburg
St Isaac’s Cathedral in St Petersburg – September 2018

When most people think of Russia, the capital of Moscow and images of the Kremlin, Red Square and magnificent St Basil’s Cathedral are what usually spring to mind. However, it was the majestic city of St Petersburg where I first stepped foot inside this enigmatic country which is now one of my favourite places in our world, with a distinct beauty all it’s own; comparable to that of the great European gems of Paris, Rome and Vienna. Winston Churchill once declared that “Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” – after visiting this amazing land I couldn’t agree more with his statement.

Artwork inside the Hermitage Museum
Artwork in the State Hermitage Museum – September 2017

I’d love to show you the beauty and splendour of St Petersburg through the eyes of an Aussie wanderer – a girl who for most of her life never considered visiting this far away land yet ended up loving it so much she was inspired to start learning the Russian language. Let’s explore how I ended up halfway around the world and what I consider to be the most awe-inspiring places of this incredible city!

Portrait of Russian Tsar Alexander the First in the State Hermitage Museum
Admiring the portrait of Tsar Alexander the First in the State Hermitage Museum

Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, St Petersburg has often been referred to as the “Venice of the North” due to the numerous canals. Located on the Baltic Sea, this port city was once the capital of Russia for two centuries.

The magnificent interior dome of St Isaac's Cathedral in St Petersburg
The magnificent interior dome of St Isaac’s Cathedral in St Petersburg – September 2017

READ THE FULL STORY on We Are Travel Girls:

https://wearetravelgirls.com/st-petersburg-russia/

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