This region lies to the northeast of Vladimirskaya and includes the Smolny cathedral. The Kirov Islands (north of the city), the Southern Suburbs, and the Vyborg Side (in the northeast corner of the city) have just a few sights. Luckily, that gives visitors to this neighborhood less of a touristy experience and more of a unique taste of Russian life, including interesting music venues and funky shops.
POINTS OF INTEREST
State Museum “Smolny”
Giacomo Quarenghi designed this neoclassical building between 1806 and 1808 in the style of an imposing country manor. It's here…Learn More >
Ulitsa Zodchevo Rossi
The street named for architect Carlo Rossi, the Italian architect who designed many of the classical buildings in St. Petersburg,…Learn More >
The extent of the city's suffering during the 900-day siege by the Nazis between 1941 and 1944 becomes clear on…Learn More >