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Best things to do in Tsentralny District

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“One of the world’s most famous museums and St. Petersburg’s most important tourist attraction. ”
290 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“ Here you can buy clothes of well-known companies, household appliances, shoes, electronics, accessories. The mall also has its own cinema and entertainment center for children.”
219 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the largest collections of Russian fine art reside in this museum - a must see if you're an art fan. ”
127 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Peter and Paul Fortress marks the very spot St. Petersburg was founded. It was here, Tsar Peter erected a small wooden hut in 1703 AD and oversaw the construction of the mighty fortress. The bell tower of the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Peter and Paul Fortress also played the most crucial role during the Russian revolution and was later used as a prison. Make sure to tour the walls (you will have to pay a little extra fee) and enjoy the beautiful view of the river Newa and the Winter Palace on the other side. Read my full guide to Peter and Paul Fortress here.”
155 locals recommend
Garden
“This is the oldest garden in St. Petersburg. The date of its foundation almost coincides with the date of foundation of the city. Entrance to the garden is free. Tuesday is a day off. From April to May, the garden is usually closed for drying.”
88 locals recommend
Church
“the Savior on blood is the closest sightseeing from our flat its just opposite the windows”
54 locals recommend
Temple
“You will not spend much time, but you will gain a lot by going inside!/Вы не потратите много времени, но много приобретете зайдя внутрь!”
75 locals recommend
Plaza
“Дворцо́вая пло́щадь — главная площадь Санкт-Петербурга. Площадь образуют памятники истории и культуры: Зимний дворец, Здание штаба Гвардейского корпуса, Здание Главного штаба с Триумфальной аркой, Александровская колонна.”
43 locals recommend
Plaza
“Nice park in the center with broad overview and wide areas. Eternal Flame monument.”
46 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Big shopping center with a supermarket, it's not very cheap but has a great variety of products.”
62 locals recommend
Plaza
“Central square of the city, being famous for a number of historical moments.”
54 locals recommend
Palace
“The elegant, monumental palace in the heart of St. Petersburg is just around the corner”
37 locals recommend
Establishment
“You don't have to go inside, but walking past this cathedral (with Dom Knigi across the street and the Savior on the Spilled Blood in view) is one of the most enjoyable moments of walking down Nevsky.”
52 locals recommend
Aquarium
“It's a unique attraction where you can see the seaworld and even get on a tunnel underwater! Must see if you are with kids.”
33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ Half-naked people like to enjoy the sun in the Tavrichesky Garden. This is the park for ordinary people to come and take a short stroll, while fitness freaks go jogging. Once it belonged to Grigory Potemkin, the favourite lover of Catherine the Great. Red Mountain, the raised terrace and cafe, is marvellous for sun lovers, and the kebabs are great. The park also contains a bright spot: The Tavricheskiy Palace (closed to the public) held the first State Duma (parliament) meeting in 1906, as did the Petrograd Soviet following the February revolution in 1917. Lenin's statue has been removed and replaced by Russian poet Sergei Yesenin.”
55 locals recommend
Premise
“The famous cathedral and square created in early XIX century with a target to resemble St. Peters Cathedral in Vatican. Closest connection by metro, right in front of the exit. ”
38 locals recommend