A — 5: that reveal the mysterious and tragic genius of St. Petersburg
B — 3: it was only founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great
C — 1: that is built on hundreds of islands
D — 7: including beautiful historic gardens and extensive leisure parks
E — 6: of the most intriguing and historically significant cities in Europe
F — 2: or during the dazzling white nights in summer
A city of palaces and museums, broad avenues and narrow canals, St. Petersburg’s short history is rich in architectural and artistic treasures. Alongside world-famous attractions such as the Hermitage and St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the city has a lot of equally interesting buildings __that reveal the mysterious and tragic genius of St. Petersburg__. St. Petersburg is considered to be Russia’s cultural capital. It reflects the country’s extraordinary fate like no other city.
St. Petersburg is a relatively young city, by both Russian and European standards, as __it was only founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great__. Despite its short life, the city has a rich history. From the early days of Peter the Great to modern times, the city has always bustled with life and intrigue.
Lying across the delta of the Neva River, St. Petersburg, the Venice of the North, is a city __that is built on hundreds of islands__, some of which are well-known for their unique history. Bridges are an essential part of the city’s architectural make-up. Among the city’s over 500 bridges, there are numerous technological masterpieces. The centre of the city offers vast areas of green space, __including beautiful historic gardens and extensive leisure parks__.
St. Petersburg is a beautiful and fascinating holiday destination and one __of the most intriguing and historically significant cities in Europe__. Whether to visit the city in a romantic and snowy Russian winter __or during the dazzling white nights in summer__, visitors will be spellbound by St. Petersburg’s culture and beauty.