Commissioned by Catherine the Great, the monument was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet in 1782. It's second name (the Bronze Horseman) comes from the poem written by Aleksander Pushkin (1833). The monument symbolizes the Russian victory over Sweden in the Northern War.
St. Isaac's Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral was originally the city's main church and the largest cathedral in Russia. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand. One hundred and eighty years later the gilded dome of St. Isaac's still dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is known as the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood – as it marks the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded in an assassination attempt on March 1, 1881.
One of the most beautiful and harmonious ensembles of architecture in the world, Palace Square remains the main public space of St. Petersburg after nearly three centuries. Like Red Square in Moscow, Palace Square in St. Petersburg has been the setting of many major events in Russian history.
The Summer Garden is located where the Fontanka River flows out of the Neva River. It was founded in 1704 by order of Peter the Great and is laid out according to strict geometrical principles. The Summer Garden is home to marble statues acquired from Europe especially for Russia's new capital as well as rare flowers, plants and fountains.
The ship is an early 20th century Russian protected cruiser, currently preserved as a museum ship. In the same time Aurora stands today as the oldest commissioned ship of the Russian Navy. The Cruiser Aurora is a legendary 1st rank Cruiser, laid down at the "New Admiralty" shipyard in St. Petersburg in May 1897.
New Holland is a remarkable landmark in St Petersburg, created in the 18 century by russian tzar Peter the Great as the main gate to Western civilization.