St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the city is a treasure trove of outstanding architectural monuments, museums, churches and cathedrals. According to UNESCO, St. Petersburg ranks eighth in the list of the most popular and attractive cities in the world, and this is not surprising, because he created the genius of the best architects and builders of Russia, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden. Virtually no country in Europe, the architects and builders of which – would not work in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg – the largest center of the world and Russian culture. There has accumulated a unique cultural and historical heritage, more than 80% of monuments XVIII-XIX centuries – the originals. There are more than 250 museums. Petersburg boasts two of the largest museums in the world – the Hermitage and the Russian Museum. A collection of world art Hermitage richer than the collection of the Louvre. This is one of the oldest museums in the world. Located in five historic buildings, including the Winter Palace – the former residence of Russian tsars. The city has more than 80 theaters, including such world famous imperial theaters: Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Michael’s House. St. Petersburg – a city of high musical culture. The city has many concert halls, including such well-known as the St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic Shostakovich Academic Choir named. Glinka, the only Russian State Philharmonic of jazz music. St. Petersburg – the largest scientific and educational center of Russia. Here 46 public higher education institutions and 30 non-state universities. Petersburg is often called the “Venice of the North”, “cultural capital of Russia”, “city of the White Nights”, “City of Secrets”. No wonder so many names Petersburg: For three centuries it became a major center of the world and Russian culture. Currently, the population of St. Petersburg more than five million inhabitants. St. Petersburg – a city of contrasts, where the neighbors are wide and straight avenues and narrow narrow streets, spacious squares and dark doorway. Interestingly, for each visitor St. Petersburg opens its part, and no matter how many times you come here every time you discover something new.