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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: St Petersburg by DK Publishing

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Palace Embankment

Unlike nearby Gostinyy Dvor, Palace Embankment contains very little in the way of shops and restaurants. Dominated instead by the symbols of Imperial, pre-revolutionary Russia, this is a particularly elegant area of the city. It showcases the splendour of the Winter Palace, the former residence of the tsars, which is housed in the stunning Hermitage, the colossal St Isaac’s Cathedral, as well as the embodiment of imperial strength that is the Bronze Horseman statue. A stroll here highlights the sheer weight of history contained in this city of just under five million people.

1. The Hermitage

The famous Hermitage, which ...

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