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

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Sennaya Ploshchad

One of St Petersburg’s oldest residential areas, Sennaya ploshchad was a hotbed of poverty, crime and filth in the 19th century. Dostoevsky found the subject matter for his novels in these very streets. An area of sharp contrasts, this part of the city is home to crumbling, century-old houses as well as some of the city’s most palatial residences. The tranquil area has much to offer, including the world-famous Mariinskiy Theatre and the stunning St Nicholas’ Cathedral. The streets here twist artfully around the Griboedov Canal, the Moyka and the Fontanka.

1. Mariinskiy Theatre

The dazzling Mariinskiy Theatre, also known ...

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