St. Petersburg is called Russia’s ‘window to Europe’
Length of rivers & canals
Number of items at the Hermitage Museum
Number of bridges
Every year thousands of tourists come to Saint Petersburg, once former capital of the Russian Empire. This city is often called the Venice of the North. It was founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great as a “window to Europe”. Its channels, bridges, marvelous facades and white nights make Saint Petersburg one of the most beautiful cities in the world.