Visit Russia this Summer with Pullmantur
Pullmantur Cruises operate a number of itineraries that will take you to the corners of the earth – visiting some of the world’s most stunning locations along the way. When it comes to stunning cities, many travellers will say there are none more beautiful than St Petersburg. Situated between Estonia and Finland; the gateway to Russia is a popular feature of any Baltic cruise. We at Pullmantur take a closer look at what you might expect to see during a port call in “The Venice of the North”.
Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood
Following the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881; a beautiful, traditional orthodox church was built. Construction started in 1883 at the location where the Russian emperor passed away and was completed in 1907. It’s difficult not to notice the stunning and glistening array of green, blue, gold and white that make up the individual towers of this amazing church.
Whilst many Russian palaces and sights depict a Baroque and Neoclassical design; the Church on Spilled Blood will take you on a journey back to medieval Russia. Inside, you will be amazed at the sheer number of mosaic designs displayed. Over 7,500 square metres of mosaics are contained within the walls of the church; each depicting biblical scenes and figures in intricate detail.
From 1732 to 1917, the Winter Palace was the official residence of Russian monarchs and was constructed with the intention of reflecting the might and power of Imperial Russia. This iconic, light blue building has played a huge part in the history of Russia.
The Bloody Sunday massacre of 1905 occurred when demonstrators attempted to march toward the Winter Palace; and after the Revolution of 1917, it became the seat of the Russian Provisional Government for a short period of time.
Intricate design, chequered floors and vivid colour will place you into a dreamlike stance upon entering the Winter Palace. There is no better place to learn about the history of Russia and discover how vital a role St Petersburg has played in shaping Russia as we know it today.
Laid out on the orders of Peter the Great, Peterhof Palace is the home to a number of palaces, gardens and fountains which, collectively, resemble the Russian Versailles. The bright yellow colours of the Peterhof Grand Palace can be seen from almost anywhere in the gardens. As well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also the largest of the Peterhof palaces.
Over thirty rooms await inside this immense palace; each of which will take you on a journey into the history of Russia. Additionally, many of the rooms feature historic paintings and artwork that depict hsitorical Russian conflicts.
A stunning black and white chequered floor and beautiful green gardens await those who venture around the palaces. You'll find several fountains around this area; some of which are beautifully designed, whilst others are specifically designed to trick people into getting soaked.
If you want to witness and experience these stunning landmarks for yourself and an all inclusive nature on board your ship; look no further than Pullmantur this summer.
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