Saint Petersburg GuideSaint Petersburg, known as Petrograd in 1914-1924 and Leningrad in 1924-1991, is the second largest city of Russia with 5 million inhabitants and the former capital of the Russian Empire. HotelsFind hotels in St Petersburg, including NasHOTEL, Casa Leto Private Hotel, Guest House Nevsky 3, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22, Apart-Hotel Kronverk, Soul Kitchen Junior Hostel and Domina Prestige. AttractionsDiscover attractions around Saint Petersburg including Kunstkamera, Palau d'Hivern, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Alexandrinsky Theatre, Mikhailovsky Theater, Cabin of Peter the Great and Cattedrale Nikol'skij.
Popular in Saint PetersburgCenterThe Center of St Petersburg is the area of main interest to the traveller, home to most attractions of the metropolis. Vasilievsky IslandThe Vasilievsky Island is a borough in Saint Petersburg situated between the Bolshaya Neva and the Malaya Neva, two main distributaries of the river. SouthThe Southern Suburbs of St. Petersburg are the area south of the Obvodny Canal. Although unknown to most visitors, it boasts gorgeous industrial architecture and magnificent Stalinist building, together with monotonous and rather ugly Soviet-era apartment blocks.
In Saint PetersburgPetrograd SideThe Petrograd Side is a borough in Saint Petersburg. This area consists of the islands of the northern part of the Neva delta. Right BankThe Right Bank corresponds to the urban area of Saint Petersburg east of the River Neva and the Center. NorthThe Northern Suburbs of St. Petersburg correspond to the area north of the Bolshaya Nevka river, which is its boundary with the Petrograd Side.