Ballet performances occupy a special place in the cultural life of Saint Petersburg.
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Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Square maintained the functions and the role of a city centre.
For various reasons including large-scale destruction during and construction of modern buildings during the postwar period in the largest historical centres of Europe , Saint Petersburg has become a unique reserve of European architectural styles of the past three centuries.
They also help improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.
Of course you'll have precious little daylight but seeing the sun rise and set over the frozen river Neva is worth the air ticket alone.