FAQ - About St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is Russia’s second most important economic, scientific and cultural centre after Moscow, and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Information on museums, theatres, cathedrals and St. Petersburgsurrounding areas is available in the St. Petersburg attractions section.

Although the majority of restaurants and many shops in St. Petersburg accept bank cards, carrying cash as well is recommended.

Russian outlets run at a voltage of 220 volts and a frequency of 50 Hz. Type C and F sockets are common.

For the latest exchange rates, please see the Central Bank of the Russian Federation website: www.cbr.ru.

Local time in St. Petersburg is the same as in Moscow: three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

St. Petersburg has a mild and damp coastal climate. The average temperature at the beginning of June can range from +13 °С to +17 °С.

Due to the city’s geographic position and its proximity to the Baltic Sea, the weather can change unexpectedly. The combination of high humidity and wind means that the weather always seems colder than it is. For this reason we advise guests bring warm clothing and an umbrella with them.