Sleigh Ride in St. Petersburg during winter
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18 Photos of St. Petersburg, Russia (During Winter)

Last Updated on February 9, 2020 by haveclotheswilltravel

I’ve been babbling about how beautiful Moscow, Russia is in my last few posts… and I didn’t want St. Petersburg to feel left out! This city is just as gorgeous as Moscow is.

With fewer crowds and fresh snowfall, St. Petersburg is an especially magical destination to visit during winter. I can’t recommend visiting Russia at this time of year enough!

Pavlovsk Palace was my particular favorite to visit during winter  – as they have beautiful horsedrawn sleigh rides and stands selling hot cocoa and sweets, as well as Christmas decor and sculptures. (You can even rent snowshoes and cross country skis to use in the park!) Plus, the inside of Pavlovsk Palace is jaw-droppingly beautiful. And, again, very few crowds here!

  • Click here for all my tips for visiting Pavlovsk Palace.

This post is sharing 18 of my favorite photos taken on a trip through St. Petersburg during winter. (There are also interior shots of the palaces featured.) I also have a summer photo gallery I’ll share with more sights that didn’t make it into this post. But, until then, please enjoy these wintertime photos of St. Petersburg!

  • Click here to read my winter itinerary and travel tips for St. Petersburg. 

18 Photos of St. Petersburg, Russia (During Winter)

18 Photos of St. Petersburg, Russia (During Winter)
Feodorovskiy Gosudarev Cathedral

18 Photos of St. Petersburg, Russia (During Winter)

Pavlovsk Palace

18 Photos of St. Petersburg, Russia (During Winter)

chandelier

18 Photos of St. Petersburg, Russia (During Winter)

Pavlovsk Palace

Catherine Palace

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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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The Winter Palace

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The famous “Peacock Clock.”

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Photos of St. Petersburg During Winter

 

Which photo is your favorite? I’d love to hear in the comments!

  • Click here to see all of my blog posts from Russia.
  • Click here for my packing tips for visiting Russia in the winter.

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18 Photos of St. Petersburg, Russia (During Winter) 18 Photos of St. Petersburg, Russia (During Winter)

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