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Petrogradskaya

Although the founding of the city dates from the construction of the Peter and Paul Fortress, Petrogradskaya was sparsely populated until the building of Trinity Bridge in 1903, when the area became accessible from the centre of the city. It quickly became one of the city’s most popular spots. During the ensuing building boom, many Style-Moderne buildings were commissioned, a trend which helped to shape the area’s present-day character and atmosphere. While the Peter and Paul Fortress is the main tourist highlight, Petrogradskaya, with its iconic Cruiser Aurora and exotic Sobornaya Mosque, is rich in cultural and architectural delights. ...

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