Saint Petersburg | Russia

Magical Russian port city of Saint Petersburg on the Baltic Sea served as imperial capital of the Russian Empire for 200 years after it was founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great.

Though Russia’s capital has since relocated to Moscow, Saint Petersburg remains the cultural heart of Russia.

The Mariinsky Theatre hosts world-class opera and ballet and the Hermitage Museum, the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, houses one of the world’s greatest and oldest collections of art, treasure, and antiquities.

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