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Moscow or St Petersburg for second visit?

australia
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Moscow or St Petersburg for second visit?

In 2017 I spent 5 nights in St Petersburg and really enjoyed it.

I would like to return to Russia again but am unsure if I should do SP or try Moscow?

I could split but I enjoy getting to know a city.

I did all the ‘must sees’ in SP, so would there be enough for another 5 day stay?

Any advice greatly appreciated.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1. Re: Moscow or St Petersburg for second visit?

I'd venture a guess that with 5 nights you were nowhere close to doing all the "must-sees" and you could easily find stuff to do for another five days.

That said, I'd go visit Moscow just to see how different it is.

Of course any info on your interests/hobbies would be helpful.

Moscow, Russia
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2. Re: Moscow or St Petersburg for second visit?

Bolshoi or Mariinskiy? Tank and space museums vs artillery and railway museums? Do we know? Your previous experience and interests are important...

australia
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3. Re: Moscow or St Petersburg for second visit?

I did all the major things..Peterhof, Hermitage etc.

Saw a show at Mariinsky, Russian History museum, winter palace.

I do enjoy museums but not sure Railway would be enticing enough for me.

Baltimore, Maryland
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4. Re: Moscow or St Petersburg for second visit?

Well, the question remains - what kind of things would you like to see?

The concept of " major things" is kinda subjective - for me, for instance, the list of major things in SPB would include Piskarevskoe memorial cemetery, the museum of the Siege, a beach on the Gulf of Finland (Solnechnoe), Museum of the Navy, Kunstkamera, Erarta, the Philarmonic hall, top twenty drinking establishments, and an MMA/sambo club. You just might have different interests.

Edited: 30 July 2018, 10:00
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5. Re: Moscow or St Petersburg for second visit?

Second time? Go for Moscow. More energetic. Check nightlife. Boat ride is cool too.

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