Did you know that behind the famous Peter and Paul Fortress there's a vibrant, eclectic, culturally significant and downright hip neighborhood that many tourists often overlook? Petrogradskaya Side is well worth a visit not only because of its historical and cultural value but also because it’s off the beaten touristic path so you can avoid the crowds and spend some quality one-on-one time with the city and its inhabitants. The district boasts a wide range of architectural styles that reflect the many different periods in the city’s – and indeed the entire country’s – history! All the foodies out there should also pay Petrogradskaya Side a visit because there are some amazing eateries here for all tastes and budgets.

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