Saint-Petersburg will appeal to you
To the request of Peter the Great’s daughter, the winter palace was built between 1754 and 1762. Since the beginning of the XXth century, the imperial palace has been hosting the Hermitage museum, first museum in Russia with more than 2 700 000 works of art.
The architect Rossi street has a width equal to the buildings height, 24 yards (22 meters), and a lenght of 240 yards (220 meters). That perfect geometry gives to the street symmetrical sizes.
The banks of the Moïka river remind the ones of the Grand Canal in Venize. It flows to the main river of Saint-Petersburg : the Neva.
This cathedral, originally called church of the Christ’s Resurrection, was built where the csar Alexander II had been murdered, in 1881, during an attack. Strongly damaged during the russian Revolution, the cathedral was closed to the public in 1930 by the soviet government before opening again in 1997.