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Online Tour: Historical Walk around the Heart of Saint-Petersburg

Take a short walk around the heart of St. Petersburg and discuss Peter the Great's role in the city's history

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30-40 min

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What's tour about

Peter the Great is the most famous Russian tsar and the first Russian emperor. He drastically changed the course of Russian history as we now speak of two main periods: before and after Peter.

We will go on a short walk around the very center of the city, though Peter never intended it to become the center. You will find out about the plans Peter the Great managed to put into action, and about those that never came to life, about what stood in his way, and what sacrifices he had to make to reach his goals.

We will start in the heart of Peter’s St. Petersburg, right in front of the Admiralty. We will take in views of the Neva River, stay at Palace square, talk about floods, walk through the former grounds of the Admiralty and discuss about Peter’s role in history by the first monument in St. Petersburg which was dedicated to him: the Bronze Horseman.


— The tour starts in the heart of Peter's St Petersburg — from the beggining of Nevsky prospect in front of the Admiralty
— We'll look around the Palace square
— We'll take a look at the Neva River and Vasilivsky Island from a Palace bridge
— Stroll along the former Admiralty courtyard to the Senate square
— We'll finish our discussion about the role of Peter the Great in history at the very first memorial in Saint Petersburg — Bronze Horseman

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Author of the tour

Natal'ia I am the creator of St. Petersburg Cloud Guide. On my tours and in my articles I do not list dates, names and architectural styles, but tell about people, motives, events and phenomena.


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I found this app really interesint and well built. I discovered a lot of interesting stuff about Russia and its history. Also, I did not know the country had such a nice structure, which can be seen in the pictures. I found the experience provided by the app quite smooth. Listening to the text snippets was a bliss and navigating the streets was fun. I showed this to a couple of friends and they liked it a lot as well. 5 stars is the only possible rate, really. great work.

5 Marco
 ·  1 year, 3 months ago

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