The very impressive Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood was built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.
We had lunch at a 5-star hotel that included caviar, Russian sparkling wine and vodka. The entertainment was traditional Russian singers.
St. Issac`s Cathedral. We toured inside on one of our excursions.
The Winter Palace, one of the buildings of the Hermitage, from across the River Neva. The Hermitage was an excellent art and cultural museum.
Some of the art on display in the Hermitage.
There were also some pretty impressive rooms in the Hermitage!
The Lower Town is still surrounded by much of its original wall that protected the city in medieval times.
Quiet, cobblestoned back alleys. Well, quiet for now, it's only 10:00 am. By noon, it`ll be wall to wall tourists!
The market was along the old city wall.
The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral from near the city wall.
Garlic bread and Estonian beer in the town square. Behind Debbie on the left, a military band was playing.
The busy harbour. The large brown building is the city hall.
The Nobel Peace Center, in what used to be an old railway station.
The Royal Palace.
Vigeland Park, featuring 192 sculptures of 600 full size figures of people at all stages of life. It was obviously very popular with the locals too.