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Russia’s gateway to the West and the former imperial capital, St. Petersburg proudly displays its history. Peter the Great’s vision of opening his empire to the world transformed this marshland at the mouth of the Neva River into a sprawling metropolis and a celebrated center of arts and culture. The massive Hermitage is a must-see when you visit the “Paris of the North,” but these five museums also deserve a place on your St. Petersburg itinerary.

1. Peterhof State Museum Preserve

There are few places in the world where you can get closer to full royal splendor than at the Peterhof State Museum Preserve. This vast museum complex is composed of royal palaces, parks, and gardens, originally built by Peter the Great and then expanded by every subsequent emperor and empress. Use a trip planner to plan your visit. Here you’ll not only be able to admire the dazzling architecture and ornamentation, but you can also take a peek behind the scenes and see what the everyday life of the royals was like. Whether you’re an avid tsarist or just a hobbyist, the museum is a one-of-a-kind attraction that you definitely shouldn’t miss.

2. Faberge Museum

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See an amazing collection of decorative items fit for kings and emperors at the Faberge Museum. Located inside the luxurious Shuvalov Palace in the city center, the museum displays the works of Peter Carl Faberge and other masters, which once decorated the wealthiest homes in Russia and Europe. The undisputed highlights of the collection are the world-famous Imperial Easter Eggs, items of unimaginable splendor. You can also admire the paintings, lavish furniture, jewelry, porcelain, and everyday items made of precious materials and adorned with colorful gemstones. If you don’t speak Russian, you can book a tour in English.

3. Pushkin Museum and Memorial Apartment

Imperial St. Petersburg was a renowned center of culture and the Pushkin Museum and Memorial Apartment celebrates this side of the city’s history. The museum is dedicated not only to the nation’s most beloved poet, but also an entire generation of artists behind the golden age of Russian literature. Spread over several locations throughout the city, the museum allows you to take a tour of the historical edifices and admire a great collection of artworks. A special treat is a visit to Pushkin’s own apartment, the place where he lived and died, and where you can see a selection of the poet’s personal items.

4. Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)

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While on a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg make sure to stop by Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), the city’s oldest structure. The imperial capital rose around the fortification, built by Peter the Great at the beginning of the 18th century. Use a vacation trip planner to plan a visit here which gives you the chance to explore various sides of the city’s and the nation’s past, from the cells that once held political prisoners, to the grand cathedral that houses the remains of the Russian monarchs. Just outside the fortress is one of the city’s most popular sandy beaches, a great hangout spot during a summer vacation.

5. Cruiser Aurora

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A ship of outstanding historical importance, the Cruiser Aurora symbolizes the end of one era and the beginning of the next. Now permanently docked, in October 1917 the ship fired the first shot of the October Revolution – a turning point in the history of the entire 20th century that changed Russia forever. Climb aboard and learn the cruiser’s history, get to know about the battles it was involved in, and see what a sailor’s day-to-day routine looked like. As a symbol of the revolution, the oldest commissioned Russian ship, and a survivor of the famous Battle of Tsushima, the vessel is one of St. Petersburg’s most famous attractions and a must-see for any history enthusiast.

The jewel in the imperial crown

Even though St. Petersburg’s history might not be very long when compared to some other European cities, it’s a place of immense importance, grandeur, and cultural heritage. Touring St. Petersburg museums and immersing yourself in the spirit of bygone times will give you new insight into this regal metropolis.

By Nikola Mihaelj

Don’t try to halt the search of the best nature spots in the world, around the world and round the clock is the best mantra of the extreme level of the nature seeking personnel. The world is also the never show it’s all hidden and mysterious nature spots easily to all, so this is the nice platform for the extreme level of the nature seekers to attain the best nature spots. In that list the following places are the must see nature sites if you are the extreme level of the nature seekers.

Amazon:

The Amazon is the best tourist destination for the nature seekers because of its incredible number of tropical rain forest, many rivers and the vast the region makes it as the best nature wonder. There you can explore the terrific adventures along with the plenty of attractions too. In Amazon you can find the Green Inferno, which is the vast tropical region and serves as the best home for the 250 mammals, 200 fish species, enormous amount of birds and more. There you can enjoy yourself by doing activities such as the jungle trekking, bird watching, sport fishing, alligator spotting, folkloric night shows, tribe’s life and much more. There you must enjoy the canopy tours, which is the nice way to explore the best sceneries, animals and more, while walking over the suspended ways. So the great Amazon is the best part of the all nature seekers.

Antarctica attractions:

The world’s most untouchable place is the Antarctica because the icebergs covered almost all the parts of the continents. So far the people thoughts the Antarctica are not the accessible place, now the Antarctica started the tourism to all visitors across the world so you can make your best trail over there and all can follow it. While in the Antarctica trip you must visit the South Shetland Islands, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and more. The Falkland is the best spot with the unique landscape attraction, stunning wildlife species. This is the vast region serves as the best complex of the penguins, such as the macaroni, Gentoo penguins, Magellanic and more. The South Georgia is the best place for the ski along with the enormous amount of the penguins. So the Antarctica is the best and nonpareil spot for the extreme level of the nature seekers.

Other nature sites:

Don’t stop your list with the above spots make it lengthy by adding the following tremendous nature spots. The Siberian village in Katanga is the best shivering spot in the North Pole; there you can enjoy the snow covered regions of the rugged mountains along with the herds of reindeers. The next wonder is the Papua New Guinea, which offers many undiscovered sites for you. There you can really ready to explore the island attractions. The Tibet is the next best nature spot with the excellent Himalayas region, which offers the prefect breathtaking views to all. You never miss the Mongolia, Tangiers, South Korea and much more to visit while in the nature trip.

These are the stunning and colossal nature spots sprinkled around the world especially for the extreme level of the nature seekers.