Saint Petersburg is one of Russia’s most picturesque cities. Its residents love it to the point of unquestionable adoration. To try and understand these feelings of we recommend joining the crowd of high school graduates at the Palace embankment for the Scarlet sails celebration, visiting a local club to hear one of city’s rock legends live, going out to the Lieutenant Schmidt embankment for the Navy Day to see the Baltic Fleet warships or buying a ticket for a home match of St. Petersburg’s iconic FC Zenit.
After the Moika, Nevsky Prospect widens and becomes more elegant. On the shadow side of the street is the Stroganov Palace, one of the best examples of the Russian Elizabethan Baroque style. The palace is home to a branch of the Russian Museum. In the courtyard, there is a restaurant and some remains of garden sculptures - two small garden sphinxes, figures of Flora and Neptune and six cast iron pedestals depicting lion masks.