Interesting facts


  • Nevsky Prospekt is the warmest part of the city. The temperature difference with the suburbs in summer is about 2-3 degrees, and in winter by 10-12 degrees above Celsius.
  • St. Petersburg is called the “Venice of the North” because the water surface occupies about 10% of the entire area of the city. According to this indicator, St. Petersburg ranks first among the cities of Russia and one of the first places in the world.
  • The length of the Neva River is only 74 km, but despite this, it flows through the territory a little less than the territory of Italy.
  • In St. Petersburg, the highest cathedral in Russia is the Peter and Paul Cathedral, here is the tomb of the Romanovs. The height of its bell tower with a gilded spire topped with a figure of a flying angel is 122.5 meters.
  • Petersburg has the deepest subway in the world. Its tunnels lie at a depth of 70-80 meters. The deepest station in the St. Petersburg metro is “Admiralteyskaya” – it is also the deepest in Russia and one of the deepest in the world (~ 86 m).
  • St. Petersburg is the capital of trams. The length of tram tracks in the city is more than 600 km. This fact is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
  • The city on the Neva became the first city in Russia, where in 1837 the first Russian railway St. Petersburg – Tsarskoye Selo was opened.
  • St. Petersburg is located on 42 islands, has over 300 bridges, including 21 drawbridges and 24 pedestrian ones.
  • From the Trinity Bridge you can see 7 other bridges, and from Kashino (through the Griboyedov Canal) as many as 9 bridges.
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Russia and the fourth largest in the world. Climbing a narrow spiral staircase to a height of 43 meters, you can see the whole city.
  • One of the most beautiful suburbs of St. Petersburg is Peterhof with its numerous fountains. Today, 173 fountains and 3 cascades operate in Peterhof.
  • Among the urban sculpture of St. Petersburg, angels are most often found. There are more than 3,000 of them in the city.
  • There are 2,000 libraries, 221 museums, more than 80 theaters, 100 concert venues, 45 galleries and exhibition halls, 62 cinemas, 80 club cultural institutions, etc. are located in St. Petersburg. About 100 festivals and competitions of various areas of culture are held annually in the city and arts, including more than 50 international ones.