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Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments

Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
Country: Russia
Lat/Lon: 59.57.0, 30.19.5.988
Category: Cultural Sites
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iv)(vi)
Date of Inscription: 1990
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/540

The 'Venice of the North', with its numerous canals and more than 400 bridges, is the result of a vast urban project begun in 1703 under Peter the Great. Later known as Leningrad (in the former USSR), the city is closely associated with the October Revolution. Its architectural heritage reconciles the very different Baroque and pure neoclassical styles, as can be seen in the Admiralty, the Winter Palace, the Marble Palace and the Hermitage.

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World Heritage Sites in Russia (23)

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Capital: Moscow
Currency: Ruble (RUB)
Language: Russian, 26 regionally-official
Time Zone: UTC+2 to UTC+12

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