Saint Petersburg sights and history

Saturday, June 30th 2012. | Sweden

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Saint Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable travel experience: high art, fancy architecture, wild nightlife, remarkable history and rich cultural traditions that have inspired and nurtured some of the modern world’s greatest literature, music and visual arts. From dusk to defeat the mysterious world of the White Nights opera and ballet production in the magical winter night, Saint Petersburg charm and persuade in every season. A network of canals, roads and quais gradually built, beginning in the reign of Peter the Great. Similarly, in the 18th century, under Queen Anna Ivanovna, Elizabeth Petrovna and Catherine II the Great, Saint Petersburg took the urban landscape of monumental grandeur. An array of foreign architects, including Rastrelli, Rinaldi, Quarenghi, Cameron and Vallin de la Mothe, rivaled each other with courage and grandeur of the great palaces and monasteries in the capital and in residences on the outskirts of the city and the princes of the empire – Petrodvorets, Lomonosov , Tsarskoie Selo (Pushkin), Pavlovsk, Gatchina.

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In the history of urbanism Saint Petersburg is undoubtedly the only example of a major project which retains all the style of logic despite a rapid succession of well-known as reconciled: everything against the Baroque style of the infinite collegial church started by Bartolomeo Rastrelli Resurrection in 1748 and completed by Vassili Stassov in 1835 and refined neoclassicism Tauride Palace; in Palace Square exuberant architecture of the Winter Palace, where Rastrelli give free reign to his imagination, provide the background for unstained Alexander Column, built from 1830 to 1834 by Auguste de Montferrand. Of differences in style, lasting impression of grandeur came to live in the historic center where the greatness of the monument is distended with a view of the scale is free from any background, go to the sea, constantly swept by ocean breezes and criss-crossed by canals running under, say, more than 400 bridges. Capital, the glittering colors Baltic, Saint Petersburg brings together a lively color in the plaster and stucco, a reflection of marble, granite and porphyry, and the brilliance of gold decoration, with green parks, and the blue waters of the Neva from the real, the principles of the opposite of the architects who succeeded one another at the site from 1703 to the modern era. The ensemble was designed in Saint Petersburg and surrounding areas by international architects some great influence in the 18th and 19 on the development of architecture and monumental art in Russia and Finland. This site links superb example of Baroque residence of the royal family with architectural ensembles of Saint Petersburg, the superiority of nominal capital of Baroque and neoclassical. Saint Petersburg is, moreover, directly associated with the events of universal significance.

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