Another branch of the Hermitage is in the riverside Menshikov Palace , built in 1707 for Alexander Menshikov, a close friend (many now...
Academy of Arts Museum
Guarded by two imported Egyptian sphinxes said to be about 3500 years old, the Academy of Arts Museum is certainly worth a look if you...
The most famous statue of Peter the Great was immortalised as the Bronze Horseman in the poem by Pushkin. With his mount rearing above...
The refreshing ales are reason enough to stop by this fine microbrewery with a view across the Neva from its outdoor tables. The food –...
Soviet kitsch is raised to a fine art at this cheeky place. Check out Brezhnev smooching with Castro on the ceiling of the ‘kissing...
Lonely Planet review
The list of diners on this smartest of boat restaurants is dizzying – George W Bush, Jacques Chirac and the Queen of Spain have all dined here, while Putin is a regular. These heavies come for the sumptuous décor and beautifully presented international menu, not to mention the fantastic city views from the two-hour cruise. Reservations required.