Things to do in
St. Petersburg
in winter

If you decide to visit the wonderful city of St. Petersburg in winter, you will probably be told that it is very cold here (you’d think that in Moscow, Kaliningrad or at most of the Russia’s territory there is unbearable heat in winter), or that there is nothing to see or to do at this time of year. Do not listen to that. These are the words of those who have not been to St. Petersburg in winter time and base their opinion on some rough ideas.ge.

Things to do in St. Petersburg in winter
View at Griboedov Canal

However the part of the advice that relates to low temperature is not as bad as it seems at first sight, so it would be quite reasonable if you take some warm clothes with you. This will help to fully enjoy the winter scenery of the city. 

Nevsky Prospekt is by any means the best point to start your acquaintance with St. Petersburg in winter. This time of year tourist crowds won’t disturb you from contemplating it’s astonishingly beautiful historic architecture and this is one of the biggest advantages of winter in St.Petersburg. After the cold begins to slowly pervade your body, it is advisable to visit museums – fortunately there is no shortage of them in St.Petersburg. And once again you will be pleasantly surprised by the lack of kilometer-long queues. The guide will answer questions from his small group of curios tourists with great pleasure.

“However the part of the advice that relates to low temperature is not as bad as it seems at first sight, so it would be quite reasonable if you take some warm clothes with you. This will help to fully enjoy the winter scenery of the city. “

Peterhof is always worth a visit. You’re probably wondering why? Fountains do not work in the winter! Yes, it’s true. But don’t forget that the fountains are not the only attraction of Peterhof park. And you’ll be definitely surprised by the fact that the entrance is free in winter. By the way, all the walkways are cleared of snow. You’ll be able to enjoy the noise of the creek and the beauty of the winter sun to the fullest extent possible.

Things to do in St. Petersburg in winter
Ballet at the Mikhailovsky theater

After such a nice walk you will want to get warm. The walls of one of the many St. Petersburg theaters will be the solution. The advantage of the cultural activities in St.Petersburg in winter is a theatrical season. In summer all the theaters of the city go on vacation, and in winter the actors will do their best to give you chills.

Another attraction of the city in winter is ice arena, which is located in the Tauride garden. Romantic and beautiful place, it will give you a large range of pleasant emotions, especially if visited in the evening.

In conclusion we would like to point out that the traditional summer season, which involves contemplating the White Nights and a romantic view of drawbridges, often involves just these attractions, as they are really fascinating. Such beauty can be contemplated forever and tend to take almost all of your time without leaving you a chance to thoroughly explore other attractions and city landmarks.

So, to sum up, we can confidently say that St. Petersburg in winter will not leave anyone indifferent or unhappy. But one thing is for sure: this city is delightful all year round!

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