Trace the fascinating city, former capital of Tsars' empire

St.Petersburg is the second largest city following Moscow with 5 million people. Its location is on the middle of the taiga lowlands along the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It was formerly known as Petrograd and later Leningrad in 1924.
This imperial city was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703. Obviously St.Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia between 1713-1728 and 1732-1918. Today it's a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian Port on the Baltic Sea.
The beautiful historic center of the city is also nicknamed "Venice of the North" as several canals are across the city creating Venice's romantic ambiance and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites including related groups of monuments. The Hermitage is one of the most famous museums in the world housed in the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dinasty. Its splendid architectures, many entertainments and beautiful panorama of view attract people today. Explore this magnificent city, it'll be etched in your mind.