Saint-Petersburg was founded at the beginning of the 18th century by Peter I. It grew as a fortress, a port and a capital city. The city changed its name several times. The first name was Saint-Petersburg but it was renamed to Petrograd in 1914. After that in 1924 the city was called Leningrad in Lenin's honour. In 1991 the old name Saint-Petersburg was given back to the city.
Now it is an important industrial, cultural and educational center. It differs from other cities because there are a lot of historical monuments and buildings in the city, which saved from old time. People know that St-Petersburg is special city. For many, Petersburg remains a city of dreams, because there is a romantic atmosphere, which combines the grandeur and beauty, majesty and mystery. The city received its appearance thanks to the many well-known European architects.
Many tourists come here to look at this monuments and buildings. The most famous attractions are the Summer Garden with its famous fence, the Hermitage, Kazan Cathedral, Russian Museum, rostral column, the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, Alexander Column, Palace Square, Arc de Triomphe, the Admiralty, the Field of Mars and others.
Petersburg attracts people not only because of its unique history and architecture, but also because of it is actively developing cultural life, that's why St. Petersburg is called the cultural capital of Russia. There are a lot of museums, theaters, as well as in St. Petersburg, there are a variety of excursions.
The theatres of Saint-Petersburg are very famous all over the world. Anyone who has been at the Mariinsky Theatre can say that this is a wonderful place. Here you can see the most unforgettable opera and ballet, and get good impressions and memories about it.
Saint-Petersburg is beautiful city. If you visit it at least once, then you will definitely fall in love with this place and yow will want come back again and again. The best time to visit our city is the end of June and the beginning of July, the amazing time of white nights.