As far as You know, St. Petersburg is not a cheap destination. Here you can find some St Petersburg travel tips about things you can do for free and lots of places you can visit for free.
- We would recommend everyone coming to St. Petersburg to walk along beautiful streets and canals (!) of Russian Venice.
The most incredible shots can be taken outside: Amazing churches, fabulous architecture, bridges over the rivers and canals…Not mentioning the white nights and bridges being lifted up from 1:20 at night… and this is for free
- Visiting Russian Orthodox churches is for free (apart from some churches which are museums ( so far)
- Visit local stores – not necessarily to shop, but to admire its beautiful architecture and interiors. Start with the House of Books (Dom Knigi) on Nevsky prospect (former Singer sewing mashine company) just opposite the Kazan cathedral(free visit) and near the famous church of the Savior on spilled blood(museum). Visit Passage shopping mall on the Nevsky prospect, stroll inside its amazing interior, have a cup of coffee upstairs overlooking its ground floor. Just opposite it find the most famous shopping mall –the Merchant’s yard(Gostiny dvor). And, finally get to an unbelievably beautiful and cosy Elissevs’ food hall-a grocery specialty store. Get yourself a lunch there or just a cup of coffee with fresh bakery…
- Visit the metro of St. Petersburg. It costs only about 40 rubles not depending on duration of your trip and destination. Visit amazing metro stations built back in the Soviet times and richly decorated with chandeliers and statues, mosaics and symbols of Soviet era indeed. These are the names of the stations we personally recommend to visit: Avtovo – to see incredible columns and chandeliors; Narvskaya station – to see bass-reliefs, Pushkinskaya – to see interior and a statue of the greatest Russian poet ever.
- Check the museums’ free days, for example for the Hermitage museum it is the first Thursday of every month. But expect crowds.
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