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St Petersburg

The pretty cast-iron 'First Engineer Bridge' crosses the Moika RIver. Built in 1829, its named after the nearby Engineers' Castle, also known as the Mikhailovsky Castle. Look down to a ledge beneath the bridge to see Chizkik-Pyzhik, a tiny bronze statue of a siskin (a breed of finch). Passersby like to toss coins towards the ledge hoping for good luck if they hit it.

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1. Panteleymonovsky Most

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At the confluence of the Moyka and the Fontanka, this beauty features lamp posts bedecked with the double-headed eagle.

2. Mikhailovsky Castle

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A branch of the Russian Museum, the castle is worth visiting for its temporary exhibits as well as a few finely restored state rooms, including the lavish…

3. Golitsyn Loft

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The new epicentre of creativity on the Fontanka River is this mazelike complex of shops, bars, cafes, beauty salons, tattoo parlours, galleries and even a…

4. Museum of Decorative & Applied Arts

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Also known as the Stieglitz Museum, this fascinating establishment is as beautiful as you would expect a decorative arts museum to be. An array of…

5. K-Gallery

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Opened in 2005, K-Gallery houses one of the largest private collections of Russian artwork in the city. The two-floor space features a changing array of…

7. Mars Field

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Named after the Roman god of war and once the scene of 19th-century military parades, the grassy Mars Field is a popular spot for strollers, even though…

8. Eternal Flame

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A gas-fuelled flame has burned in the centre of Mars Field since 1957 in honour of all the city's citizens who have died in wars and revolution.