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About St. Petersburg

I want to go to St. Petersburg!

Founded in 1703, St. Petersburg is known as the Northern Capital and cultural center of Russia. Here, you will find more than 300 museums and around 70 theaters. But there’s more to our city than culture and beautiful sights. It’s also one of Russia's largest industrial, educational and scientific centers. Whether you're coming here to study or work, you’re sure to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Russia's most European city.  

ITMO University’s main campus is steps away from Peter and Paul’s Fortress, the birthplace of St. Petersburg. Learn about the city’s past, present and future as you make your way through once-secret passages and peruse interactive exhibitions. Take a walk along the Neva River and take in the beautiful panorama of drawbridges, the Hermitage and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Sports fans will enjoy the close proximity to major stadiums, while gourmands can explore local flavors at numerous cafes.

Cross over Tuchkov Bridge and find yourself on our campus on Vasilievsky, or Basil, Island. Framed by rostral pillars, the historic Spit of Basil Island was once a harbor that fueled the economic growth of the city. Now it’s one of the most photographed architectural ensembles, anchored by the magnificent Stock Exchange Building. Whether you’re craving an afternoon filled with art and history, or an espresso in an outdoor café, this part of town offers an exciting blend of academic excellence and urban culture.

ITMO University’s locations around town make it easy to explore the city and enjoy it at any time of the year. They’re easy to access by public transport and are usually within walking distance of metro stations.

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