St. Petersburg is the second largest city of Russia and its cultural capital. It has a very interesting history and its own unique features. Do you still have doubts about coming to this wonderful city? Here are 10 interesting facts about St. Petersburg that will persuade to make the best trip of your life!
Petersburg’s population is more than 5 million people (same as the whole population of Denmark!). It is the most northern city with more than 1 million inhabitants in the world;
Petersburg has the deepest metropolitan in the world. All stations are located underground, the average depth varies from 70 to 80 meters;
There are 15 cities in the USA, which have a name of St. Petersburg. The biggest one is located in Florida;
There are more than 800 bridges in St. Petersburg;
10% of St. Petersburg’s territory is covered by water;
And what about sightseeing?
The most famous museum of St. Petersburg, Hermitage museum, has more than 3 million exhibits, which are placed in 350 rooms of 5 buildings. If you want to observe the whole collection and spend 1 minute for each exhibit, it will take you 8 years and 20 kilometers to do that;
Hermitage is also famous for its cats, who protect the cultural heritage of the city. There are more than 100 fluffy guardians in the museum;
According to statistics, approximately 2 million people walk along the main street of the city, Nevsky Prospect, every day;
Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is the biggest in Russia and 4th biggest cathedral in the world;
Petersburg is famous for its white nights,the period from May to July, during which sunsets are late, sunrises are early and darkness is never complete. The Sun doesn’t set until after 10 p.m., and the twilight lasts almost all night;