Russia’s second most populous city, St. Petersburg is all about opulence and splendour. Known as the city of Tsar, it is also an important port on the Baltic sea. The Dalí Museum (the largest museum outside Spain having collection of Dalí’s work) or Hermitage (the second largest art museum in the world) or simply the street art, it’s clear that art is boundaryless in the city. Empowered by its historical imperialism, the city flaunts its neoclassical, baroque and moderne architectural elements. The city gave birth to a unique funky styled music called “Peter’s Rock” also making the underground rock concerts the thing in the 70’s. Another fascination of the city? Certainly, its river canals. Over eight hundred bridges are considered to have been built over the magnificent Neva river delta, serving sweeping views of the historical landmarks of the city. These spectacular canals have often been compared to the canals in Venice, making the city earn the title of “Venice of the North”. Calories no count – that’s what’s the foodie’s unofficial motto in the city. The locals love their traditional stronganoff (meat in sour cream sauce), borscht (beetroot soup) along with some Pirozhki (small stuffed buns). St. Pertersburgians choose cocktails over vodka, and to name a few, they indulge themselves with – Flirtini, Purple Rain, Blackberry Habanero Sour and White Geese.
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