Travelogues – Saint Petersburg, Russia
With this 5-day trip to St. Petersburg we will discover the cultural center of Russia, a combination of Russian and European cultures reflected in the majestic palaces, splendid parks and magnificent museums. We will visit the Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum, St. Peter and Paul Fortress, the finest military fortification of the 18th century, and Peterhof Palace, the former residence of the Tsars.
St. Petersburg is the second largest city in the country and is also known as the Venice of the North or the Palmyra of the North. Located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, in the northwest of the country, historically it has had a great strategic relevance. During the 18th century, it had considerable influence from Europe, especially from Italy and France, resulting in a large amount of baroque and neoclassical architecture.
After breakfast, we will go to visit the Winter Palace. This palace in the center of St. Petersburg was the residence of the Russian Tsars, today converted into the well-known Hermitage Museum. It is considered one of the most important museums and art galleries in the world: it houses about three million pieces of art exhibited in more than 400 rooms.
MY TRIP TO SAINT PETERSBURG.
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At the same time, most Russians do not have what the West calls “good manners”. Their manners are not bad, they are simply Russian manners. Russia is a harsh continent and Russians usually do not hesitate to say things in a way that leaves no room for misunderstanding. During the Soviet period having Western-style “good manners” was considered to be reminiscent of the bourgeoisie (and don’t forget that the Soviet system was against everything bourgeois). Russians are very direct. When they see each other or call each other on the phone, they don’t waste time with questions like “How are you feeling?” and get straight to the point. It’s not that they are rude, it’s simply a way of doing things.
This doesn’t mean that they don’t keep their manners at social events or that they are rude. On the contrary, a Russian or in our case a Russian woman knows perfectly well how to keep manners in many different situations: a family or work meal, a cultural event etc. Russians are very well-mannered people. They will always address a third party formally and will not address him or her as a “tute tute” until a relationship of frank friendship is established. They have great respect for family and family rules. Russians are direct, frank and very respectful people.
TRAVEL TO RUSSIA – A tour of the capital of the Czars
It is a very romantic sight that attracts not only tourists, but also locals. Visit to the Venice of the North; the city looks very beautiful from the water, and the majestic palaces seem even more important and more beautiful…
One of the summer residences founded by Peter the Great. Peter the Great traveled a lot to Europe and was so impressed by the French Versailles that the Tsar decided to build his own summer palace and park with fountains on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. The fountain system created by Russian engineers holds the secret that gave the Russian Versailles the possibility to surpass the French Versailles.
The Pushkin Palace or Catherine Palace was the summer residence of the tsars in Russia. Its style is rococo and it is located in the city of Pushkin. The palace is considered a World Heritage Site under the heading “Historical Center of St. Petersburg and annexed monumental ensembles”.
The Pavlovsk Palace is one of the museums of Russia, which used to be the residence of the imperial family. It is located in the city of Pavlovsk and is a site full of beauty, not in vain is considered a World Heritage Site under the heading “Historical center of St. Petersburg and annexed monumental ensembles”.