But if you are happy with matreshkas and fridge magnets so you will find them on each corner in the city center. Along Nevsky prospect there are a lot of souvenir shops – Russian porcelain, ushankas, t-shirts with Putin etc. Take a look at the first floor of the Hourse of Books; they have very nice options of postcards, matreshkas, cups with city views and magnets.  If you don’t want to pay extra-money for such souvenirs there is a big souvenir shop a bit aside from the city center, near  Baltiyskaya metro station in Lermonstovskiy prospect, on the opposite side from the hotel Azimut where you can find the same souvenirs as in the center souvenir shops but a bit cheaper. In general, the far souvenir shops are located from the center the cheaper they are. You can not only buy a matreshka but do it yourself during the certain master-class; it is going to be a nice present for friends or just a good reminder about pleasant time spent in Saint Petersburg. A painting with the view of Saint Petersburg, ancient Russian whistles in forms of birds, traditional dolls made by your own hands would become nice compromise between a traditional souvenir and an original one. If you looked around these places and didn’t find anything suitable, congratulations! You are a snob having a good taste 🙂 or just a picky person.  Welcome to our page describing original souvenirs that you can bring home from Saint Petersburg.

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