Petersburg in the top 25 best destinations of the world

22 March 2017

St. Petersburg is the only city in Russia that turned out to be in the rating of the best tourist destinations in the world. In the list, TripAdvisor users also included Rome, Paris and New York. The leader was the island of Bali.

The northern capital took the 14th position out of the 25 best places to rest in 2017. In the list of recommended for viewing attractions - the Savior on Spilled Blood Church, the Hermitage, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Grand Palace in Peterhof. The creators of TripAdvisor counted 2703 variants of pastime for the guests of the city on the Neva.

Also they highlighted the architecture of St. Petersburg, in particular, the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral, as well as the extensive collection of the Hermitage. In their opinion, St. Petersburg is the "cultural heart" of Russia, and nightlife, cuisine and historical places are enough for a lot of visits.

In a similar ranking of European cities, St. Petersburg is on the 8th place, and Moscow closes it.

The ratings of Travelers' Choice are compiled by TripAdvisor experts based on reviews of millions of travelers.