St. Petersburg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The plan of the city of St. Petersburg is distinguished by the logical spatial composition, consisting of strict straight streets, spacious squares, as well as numerous canals, bridges, embankments, gardens and parks. The historical center of the city is a unique architectural ensemble filled with monumental sculptures. St. Petersburg arose as a result of the desire of Peter I to reliably strengthen its position on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
The city was founded in 1703, by order of the king, and in 1712 St. Petersburg became the capital. Peter and Paul Fortress was built one of the very first. In 1725, Peter the Great was buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral, since that time the cathedral became the royal tomb. Menshikov Palace, Twelve Collegia, Kunstkamera, Peter the Great Palace belong to other buildings of this time. The central part of the Admiralty was also built during the first stage of the city's formation. A new city plan was developed in the mid-eighteenth century, in which Nevsky Prospect became the main highway. Buildings began to build in the Baroque style. The outstanding Winter Palace created by V.V. Rastrelli, the main representative of the Baroque trend, was built precisely during these years. According to his designs, the Smolny architectural ensemble, distinguished by the richest sculptural decoration, a unique combination of color and gilding, chic palace buildings for Count M. I. Vorontsov, Baron S.G. Stroganov and many buildings of that era. In the sixties of the eighteenth century, baroque was replaced by classicism. Urban planning begins with rigorous monumentality, crisp and clear proportions. The main representatives of this era are the Hermitage, the General Post Office, the Academy of Arts, the Great Gostiny Dvor, the luxurious Marble, Tauride Anichkov palaces. At the very end of the eighteenth century, by the decree of Paul I, Mikhailovsky Castle was built. A distinctive feature of the castle from other monuments of that time was a severe, impregnable view. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Russian Empire took over the rights . St. Petersburg was decorated with such creations as the Kazan Cathedral, the Mining Institute, the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island with the Exchange building and Rostral Columns. One of the main decorations of St. Petersburg a- Palace Square with a seven-hundred-meter-high facade of the General Staff Building, an arch and the Alexander Column immortalized the name of Karl Ivanovich Rossi, the largest master of the Empire. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, such masterpieces as St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Triumphal Gate were also born. In the second half of the nineteenth century, urban development departed from classicism and various stylistic trends — neo-Gothicism , neo-Renaissance , neo-Baroque , and “Russian style” —was appeared . They are reflected in the appearance of the building of the Moscow station. Of course, all the beauty and uniqueness of each of these creations cannot be described in words - you need to see the city with your own eyes. When visiting the city, it is very important to choose the right place to stay, and preference is usually given to hotels in the city center. And this is quite justified - from here you can get to the desired point easily and quickly. One of these hotels offering accommodation services for travelers is rightfully a comfortable 4-star hotel in the center on the Pottery Factory. And, most importantly - for regular customers in the hotel in the center of St. Petersburg, "Factory" offers significant discounts. And also, in a mini-hotel in the center near the metro there are always seasonal promotions and special offers , and you always have a unique opportunity to save on accommodation in one of the most beloved and popular inexpensive hotels in St. Petersburg. Do not miss it!