St Petersburg UNESCO World Heritage Site – Part One: The Historic Centre

One of the world’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Sites encompasses dozens of locations in and around the Russian city of St Petersburg. In later posts we’ll visit the outlying forts and country palaces, but first we’ll explore some of the most prominent locations in the Historic Centre of the city, the oldest part of which is the Peter and Paul fortress, founded by Peter the Great in the early 18th century, and these days home to the State Museum of St Petersburg History. The Peter and Paul Cathedral, with its gold-covered spire, is one of the city’s main…

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