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St. Petersburg Wins Travelers' Choice Award

13. May 2011 by Michelle 0 Comments

Last year, St. Petersburg was named one of the world's sexist cities. This year, one of the largest travel information websites, TripAdvisor.com, chose the city for its 2011 Travelers' Choice Awards. St. Petersburg, Russia came in 7th place for Best Destination in Europe, and 20th place for Best Destination in the World.

 

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Travelers comments were compiled and the overall popularity of places was considered. Paris, Rome, and London topped the European list, while Cape Town, South Africa, Sydney, Australia, and Machu Picchu, Peru won the top spots for the World.

 

As the second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is considered the country's cultural heart. Sprawling palaces, cathedrals, museums and monuments are strategically placed on the thousands of islands, separated by narrow canals, and connected by over 300 bridges.

 

You may already be familiar with the main attractions, such as the the Hermitage Museum, the Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theater, and the Imperial Palace at Peterhof. So here are three more attractions to check out while visiting St. Petersburg.

 

The Kunstkammer

Officially known as the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, this was the first museum in Russia, and is one of the oldest in the world. It began as Peter the Great's personal collection of curiosities and grew to become one of the world's largest collections of ethnographic artifacts, charting the histories of different peoples all over the globe.

 

 

The Central Navy Museum

If you are interested in military and naval memorabilia, this is THE place to go! With a collection of over 800 thousand exhibits, the museum displays some fascinating naval memorabilia, armaments, authentic maritime equipment, quality models of historically significant vessels and numerous paintings by marine artists.

 

 

Maritime Victory Park

The largest park in St. Petersburg, Maritime Victory Park was opened in 1945 in dedication to the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. With attractions, restaurants and even a cozy little beach, this park is popular for bike riding and romantic strolls.