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What to do in Saint Petersburg during UEFA EURO 2020

Written by Anyvisa Services on . Posted in Travel Blog.

If you are going to Saint Petersburg as a UEFA fan next summer, here is what you need to know about the schedule and the city.

As a UEFA fan you probably already know that the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament will take place in 12 cities: Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, and Saint Petersburg. For sure, not every fan would have an opportunity to travel from country to country to watch all the desired matches.

If you are already excited to come to Russia for UEFA EURO 2020, you are not going to be disappointed with the host city - Saint Petersburg. If you are going to stay in the city and watch the game only there, you will need to know the schedule of matches and what to do in Saint Petersburg between the big dates.

Matches in Saint Petersburg Stadium


June 13th (Saturday) - Group B

June 17th (Wednesday) - Group B

June 22nd (Monday) - Group B

July 3rd (Friday) - Quarter-final

What to do in Saint Petersburg between the matches:

1 - Enjoy the White Nights. Luckily, the UEFA matches are taking place during the same period of a year as the White Nights. The official period of the White Nights is from June 11 to July 2. However, the sun in the city and its suburbs don’t go beyond the horizon approximately from May 26 to July 16.

2 - Visit the Hermitage museum - one of the world’s oldest museums that has the largest collection of paintings in the world. Get ready to walk a lot, the museum is quite huge. If you are in the Hermitage area, you definitely want to see the close-by main sights of Saint Petersburg such as Winter Palace, Palace Square, Aleksandrovskiy Sad, Bronze Horseman, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Nikolaevsky Palace.

3 - A little bit further from the Neva River you will find another bunch of the most famous sights that are very close to each other: the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Mikhailovsky Garden, Russian Museum, Kazan Cathedral, you also want to walk through the Gostinyy Dvor and Nevskiy Prospect to experience the true Saint Petersburg atmosphere.

4 - If you are a true art and performance lover, don't hesitate to go for a ballet performance. Either theater you pick - Mariinsky Theatre, Mikhailovsky Theatre, or Alexandrinsky Theatre - you won't regret!

5 - Take a half-day tour of Peterhof, St Petersburg’s most prominent and elaborate Imperial estate.

And that is not even all you can see in Saint Petersburg while staying there. Subscribe to our Google News Channel and Monthly Newsletter to get our travel tips and recommendations. Finally, if you need a Russian visa - call Anyvisa! Stress-free visa application is what you need, so all you have to worry about is your travel itinerary, which is a fun part!