Saint Petersburg – a city that has a soul
Everyone, who comes to Saint Petersburg, cannot help but fall in love with this city. The students of our language school were not an exception
Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia after Moscow, it is one of the major economic and cultural centers not only in Russia, but also in Europe. Undoubtedly, this reason is already enough to put it in your “must see” list. However, this does not explain the secret of its magical charm, that makes all tourists come back over and over again. Perhaps, the colorful impressions of our students – Laura, Elena, and Tony – would help to solve this mystery.
Prepare for the adventure time in Saint Petersburg with the “Enjoy Russian” language school
Obviously, there is plenty of information about Saint Petersburg on the Internet. It is entirely possible that there is no aspect of this place that was not covered in some tourist article. Nevertheless, sharing personal experience generally is way more helpful in creating the right image of the city. Therefore, we decided to publish a short guide on how to immerse in the Russian culture, when you are in Saint Petersburg.
Explore Saint Petersburg’s sophisticated, elegant, and magnificent architecture
Peter and Paul Fortress, the Admiralty, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, State Russian Museum, Hermitage… the list of Saint Petersburg’s architectural marvels could be endless. All of them can be described as stunning, spectacular and state-of-the-art. Yet, not all of them are about strict lines and classical style. For example, one would certainly be surprised to find out how much the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood domes resemble colorful and tasty cupcakes. Discoveries like this would definitely brighten up your day.
Find out why Saint Petersburg is called “The Northern Venice”
Positively, one should not miss the opportunity to take a look at Saint Petersburg’s streets from another, more romantic point of view. Same as Italian Venice, Saint Petersburg is surrounded with water. Numerous canals and rivers penetrate the city in all directions. Thus, a water excursion will add a more gentle vibe to well-known tourist attractions, including Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, Marble Palace, Summer Garden, Summer Palace of Peter the Great, Mikhailovsky Castle, Sheremetievsky Palace, Anichkov Bridge, Anichkov Palace, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, Apartment of Alexander Pushkin, the Rostral Columns, Kunstkamera.
First get cold, then get warm
Of course, Saint Petersburg is a northern city, so tourists should be prepared for the cold weather. The students of our language school took their trip in autumn, and, as a result, they experienced the whole palette of the Russian weather “mood swings”. Naturally, in autumn Saint Petersburg has a colorful, vibrant, almost dreamlike atmosphere. Nonetheless, in this city clouds can cover the sun at any moment. In a case of this unfortunate event, Saint Petersburg offers an enormous amount of cafés and restaurants with hot coffee, tea or even hot mulled wine. In Denmark there is a special word for feeling comfortable and cozy – hygge. In Russia there is no such expression. However, we are the true northerners, and, therefore, we know how to achieve this warm and relaxed state. Moreover, we can teach you this secret!
Summing up, even though sometimes Saint Petersburg can be rainy, gray, dark, cold and cloudy, this city is filled with such beauty, romance, and elegance, that it will definitely steal your heart. Hence, do not overthink it, just get inspired and come to our language school to explore mysterious Saint Petersburg with us.