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The city has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage since 1990. Petersburg has changed names several times: it was renamed Petrograd from 1914 to 1924 and Leningrad from 1924 to 1991 before returning to its original name after a referendum in 1991. One can spend days at the Hermitage Museum contemplating Egyptian mummies and Picasso paintings.Built on an uninhabited swamp, the imperial capital is now a grand metropolis, whose majesty continues to dazzle visitors. For nightlife, the long summer days when the sun goes down just below the horizon, the "White Nights" are legendary.Famous for its five "onion" bulbs of different sizes, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is as breathtaking from the inside as it is from the outside with marble inlay floors, walls and mosaics by Smalte which tell the story of the New Testament.Tsarskoye Selo ("Tsar of the village"), probably one of the most beautiful imperial palaces of Saint Petersburg, is an idyllic place for a day trip.The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood Built from 1883 to 1907 in honor of the death of Tsar Alexander II who was killed by a bomb thrown by a Socialist terrorist at this spot while leaving the theater, this neo-Muscovite style church resembles Basil the Blessed in Moscow, but is much more refined and better decorated.Saved by Russian scientists miraculously during the Soviet period, the church served as a depot for 50 years and was restored in the 90s.
The center, built on the directives of Russian rulers, features a unique architecture that blends architectural styles (Baroque, Neoclassical) acclimated in an original way by architects often of Italian origin. With elegant canals and imposing Neva River, the bridges are raised at night to let boats pass, the city has naturally attracted comparisons with Venice (the city’s beauty combined with its channel system have earned it the nickname "Venice of the North"). Petersburg holds invaluable artistic and cultural treasures.
The principal, Mikhailovsky Palace, offers a collection of fascinating works, icons of the Middle Ages to the masterpieces of the avant-garde of the twentieth century.