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Cultural potential of Leningrad region

Leningrad region is an important cultural and tourist centre of Northwest Russia. 

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The main cultural and tourist objects of Leningrad region: Vyborg Fortress, Inavgorod Fortress, Koporye Fortress, Korela Fortress, Old Ladoga Fortress, Tikhvin Assumption Monastery, Oreshek Fortress (Shlisselburg).

Potentially Leningrad region together with Saint Petersburg can create the largest in Russia tourist and recreational complex which will include both classic forms of tourism and new directions such as ecotourism, rural tourism. The region has a great potential for development of infrastructure for active leisure, creation of amusement parks aimed at the audience of Saint Petersburg and Northwest Russia on the whole.

1.2 million tourists and 1.6 million excursionistvisited Leningrad region in 2015. The most visited touristic territories of Leningrad region are Vyborgsky, Volkhovsky, Priozersky and Gatchinsky districts, the most visited objects are: Vyborg Castle, Korela Fortress, palace and estate museum Gatchina, estate museum in Old Ladoga.

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It is worth mentioning that the region has the high level of tourism infrastructure development. Leningrad region has: about 750 collective accommodations, including recreation centres, tourist camps and hotels, recreation institutions for children, sanatoriums and pensions; more than 1,500 public catering establishments; 162 travel companies; 11 information and tourist centres.

Tourism infrastructure of Leningrad region includes:

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The main historical and cultural centres of the region with high potential for development and tourist attraction are Vyborg and Gatchina.

Vyborg is located 122 km away from Saint Petersburg, it is one of the largest and well-preserved examples of European medieval culture in Russia. The main tourist attractions are Vyborg Castle, Alvar Aalto library, Monrepos park. Vyborg was established in the Middle Ages by Swedes and it is the only historic settlement in Leningrad region.




Gatchina – the largest town in Leningrad region (population – 96 thousand people) located 47 km away from Saint Petersburg. Gatchina is an industrial, scientific, cultural and educational centre of Leningrad region. The main place of tourist interest is palace and park ensemble with its central element – the Great Gatchina Palace. 



Gatchina is a central element of one of the most important projects in Northwest Russia – development of the “Imperial Ring”. Implementation of the project will allow increasing tourist flow by 2-3 times (this index can come to 1 million people by 2020).