Skip to content

Top 8 Attractions in Northwestern

Popular Northwestern landmarks and tourist spots
  • State Hermitage Museum thumbnail
    The War Gallery of 1812 in the State Hermitage Museum.
    In Saint Petersburg, Russia, the Hermitage Museum is one of the largest art galleries and museums of antiquities in the world. Six buildings by the Neva river ost the museum's large collection. The Winter Palace, which was the ancient stars' residence, is the most important one. The stars accumulated their large collection of artifacts over the centuries and after the 1917 revolution, the complex converted into a State Museum ...

    Read more about the State Hermitage Museum

  • The monument stands at the Decembrists Square, opposite the Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is framed by St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Admiralty and the buildings of the former Synod and Senate. It is said that as long as the monument stands in the midst of the city, St. Petersburg will never be defeated. It is passionately defended by the people ...

    Read more about the Bronze Horseman

  • 7.2 /10
    The Marble Palace

    Mramornyi Dvorets or the Marble Palace is located in Saint Petersburg, in Russia. The Neoclassical palace is located between the Palace Quay and the Field of Mars, near the Winter Palace. The Empress Catherine the Great had this built for her favorite nobleman, Count Grigory Orlov. Construction and design of the palace began from 1768 and lasted for 17 years ...

    Read more about the Marble Palace

  • During World War II, Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) underwent a 900-day siege by the Nazis. The people of Leningrad bravely defended their city, withstanding the lengthy siege and valiantly protecting the Bronze Horseman (as Peter the Great's monument is known). They also prevailed despite of hunger, cold and nonstop bombardment. Russia eventually triumphed against the Nazi Attacks ...

    Read more about the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad (St. Petersburg)

  • The Winter Palace (or "Zimnyi Dvorets") was the main residence of the Russian tsars during winter. It is located in Saint Petersburg, at Millionnaya Ulitsa.

    It lends its majestic presence along the bank of the Neva River. The palace is superbly designed in the Baroque tradition. It is particularly impressive because of its elaborately adorned rooms and halls (there are about 1,000 such halls and rooms!) ...

    Read more about the Winter Palace

  • The Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropalovskaia Krepost) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was Peter the Great's answer to possible attack from the Swedish army. When he reclaimed the lands on the banks of the Neva River, he had the fortress built on Hare Island (Zayachii Ostrov), an island in the Neva. Workmen labored overtime to finish the fortress because they expected an impending attack from the Swedes ...

    Read more about the Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood thumbnail
    Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood exterior.
    The Church of the Resurrection, also known as the Church of the Blood, Church of the Savior, and Church of the Savior on Blood, is a memorial church in Saint Petersburg built in the neo-Russian style. It is designed on the model of Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral. It is correspondingly conspicuous as the only large church building in downtown Petersburg that does not follow Italian and classical western architectural styles. The orientation towards the ornamental and colorful decoration of ancient Russian art from the era before Peter I, which had not yet opened up to Western culture, corresponding to the return to national traditions that was cultivated in the second half of the century at the court of the tsars and is thus the simultaneous Central European historicism comparable ...

    Read more about the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Peterhof Palace thumbnail
    Inside the Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg.
    The Peterhof Palace is a former summer residence of the Russian tsars on the Gulf of Finland in Peterhof, about 25 km west of Saint Petersburg. The complex was built on the occasion of the Russian victory in the Great Northern War based on the architectural model of the Palace of Versailles and based on designs by Peter the Great. The palace and park were built in several sections from 1715 to 1755 according to plans by Johann Friedrich Braunstein, Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Le Blond, Nicola Michetti and Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli in the Baroque style ...

    Read more about the Peterhof Palace

  • * Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

    You can also rate and vote for your favorite Northwestern sightseeing places, famous historical landmarks, and best things to do in Northwestern by visiting the individual Northwestern attraction pages.