Venice of the North


Federal Agency for Tourism

Federal Agency for Tourism
Moscow, Russia

Saint Petersburg, also called ‘the second capital’, ‘the Northern Capital’, or ‘the Venice of the North’, is the northernmost metropolis in the world. Peter the Great, its founder, invited foreign specialists from all over the world to help build the city. This is why Russian culinary traditions intertwined with French, German, Swedish, Dutch, and other cuisines in Saint Petersburg from the very beginning. This city was the capital for two centuries. A variety of dishes and culinary traditions are linked to the names of Russian emperors.


  • Title: Venice of the North
  • Creator: Rustourism
  • Location Created: Russia, Saint Petersburg

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