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07-13-2008, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Nemchinov13 View Post
Thank you for including one of my favorite cities into your list. I've visited it 3 times, and loved it each and every time. The city has so many palaces and canals, you'd think you're in a larger version of Venice. And visit it during summer time. You'll experience what they call white nights - nights without darkness. Basically, it's almost as light outside as it is during the day.

Also, check out Peter's Palaces (Petergoff in German) - the palace complex of Peter The Great outside of the city itself - it's huge and has more fountains (and in different formations) than pretty much any other place on Earth. Even the proud and chauvinistic French have called it the Russian Versailles.
Seconded. I've only been once, and it was over a decade ago now, but i remains number one on my list of places to return. Even in the mid 90s, when it was just starting to pull itself out of the post-Soviet doldrums, it was an incredibly beautiful city. And I'd also recommend the trip out to Peterhof, and would add Catherine's Palace to the list of imperial palaces to visit as well.

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