Imperial hotspots, three weeks of continuous daylight, and cats guarding the city’s largest museum - these are just some of the things that await you if you decide to try coliving in St. Petersburg.
This Russian port city has an energy that buzzes throughout its historic streets. It’s no surprise as St. Petersburg has a lot of stories to tell, especially back in the early 20th century!
If this is something that you’d like to explore, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg’s most famous museum is definitely a must-visit. It’s one destination in the city that stands out the most because they employ cats(!) and it’s the second-largest museum in the whole world.
If you want a romantic afternoon to relax and chill, the elegant canals in St. Petersburg have cruises you can book. This city is known for being the Venice of the North and going on a cruise allows you to witness one of their many bridges up close and personal and gives you an astonishing perspective of this city.
Fun facts about St. Petersburg:
- Russia’s famous museum, The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, is home to around 70 cats
- St. Petersburg’s old name was Leningrad
- The city used to be the capital of Russia
- St. Petersburg once drafted in 5,000 cats to deal with the rising rodent problem
- To this day, St. Petersburg “employs” cats. At The Hermitage, cats work round-the-clock to make sure the museum is rodent-free. Visitors can even adopt a Hermitage cat.
- Digital nomads and travelers can witness three weeks of 24/7 daylight every summer
- Housing over 3 million artifacts, the most famous museum in St. Petersburg could take people 25 years to explore all of it
- There are 342 bridges in St. Petersburg
The grandeur of St. Petersburg lies in its vibrant past. But as historical as the place may feel, shopping hubs and coworking spaces can be seen throughout the city, which makes it a great coliving spot for any location-independent worker.