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Non-famous sights/things to do in Saint Petersburg?

I'm spending a semester studying in Saint Petersburg, so I've already visited a lot of tourist places/places you'd typically find in a guidebook. Can anyone recommend places within the city to explore that aren't so well known? 

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  • Victoria Ancheva

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    Have you been to Mikhaylovsky Theatre and Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera and Ballet) ? Those could be seen numerous times, especially seasons openings.

    My faves are also dining at Jerome (Bolshaya Morskaya, 25, St. Petersburg), Dostoyevsky Museum (5/2 Kuznechnyy pereulok, St. Petersburg) and this area for walking around. Tauride Garden (prospekt Chernyshevskogo & Chaykovskogo ulitsa, St. Petersburg) is also great during this time of the year. Loft Project "ETAZHI" (Ligovskiy Prospekt, 74, St. Petersburg, entrance from the yard) is a nice hipster hangout place, that could also be visited more than once.

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  • Oleg Prophet

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    Dostoevsky walk and Griboedova channel (just walk along it, a lot of beatiful bridges, like Stone bridge) are my personal favorite.

    If you go to Moika River , as Larisa suggested, don't forget to linger on the Poceluev Bridge (aka bridge of the kisses). It's actually don't related to kisses, but to merchant with last name Poceluev, but legend still remains, that you should walk from the different ends of the bridge with your lover and meet in the middle.

    You can visit New Island , it was recently opened for visits.

    Try to visit Tsarskoye Selo / Pavlovsk / Peterhof Palace , it's most beautiful in the autumn.

    If you looking for good music Chocolate Cafe (Filarmoniya) and Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera and Ballet) are great place to spend some evenings.

    For more authentic adventures, try to find some tours over the rooftops. They are kind of not legal, but internet can find you some “tour operators” :)

    Or you can try to find the Tower of Lone Optimist.


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  • Lyosha Petrov

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    Interesting places that may be not very popular:


    Some religious sights:


    I've collected all the points on a Google map for convenience: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zSFDPqNFLKmI.kbUv0toX5cJg

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    1. Yusupovsky Garden (attraction)
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    6. Kunstkamera (attraction)
    7. Lopukhinsky Garden (attraction)
    8. Lenexpo (attraction)
    9. Krasny Treugolnik (attraction)
    10. St. Petersburg House of Music (attraction)
    11. Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre (attraction)
    12. Trinity Cathedral (attraction)
    13. Voskresensky Novodevichy Monastery (attraction)
    14. Novodevichy Cemetery​ (attraction)
    15. Aleksandro-Nevskaya lavra (attraction)

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  • Eva Kiriloff

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    General Trippy MediaGeneral Trippy MediaGeneral Trippy MediaI strongly advice Erarta, a big interesting museum of contemporary Russian art. Temporary exhibitions of famous Russian photographers and artists, plus a huge museum collection with very unhackneyed and even racy artpieces. You can also eat there, not the worst cafe in town. http://www.erarta.com/en/index.html

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    Visit PMI Bar, you will get what you don't except to get from a Russian town: incredible creative molecular food & unbelievable mind-explosive cocktails without vodka http://www.pmibar.com/

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      This sounds like a really cool place! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Larisa Ryzhik

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    If you are a literature lover, go on Dostoevsky walk: http://www.peterswalk.com/dostoyevsky.html

    Also walk down the Moika River . You can start form Issac's square and go West. Stop by Yusupov Palace , where Rasputin was killed. http://www.saint-petersburg.com/museums/yusupov-palace/ Naberezhnaya Reki Moyki 94



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