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Unusual and Lesser-known Places to Explore in Saint Petersburg

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The Russian city of Saint Petersburg is a splendid destination for a vacation. The entire cityscape is marked with numerous monuments that provide a glimpse in to its intriguing past. A trip here is nothing short of a journey back in time. But while most people limit their sojourn in Saint Petersburg to exploring its celebrated points of interest, the city also houses several unusual gems that remain hidden from the touristy eye. If you have booked cheap flight tickets to Saint Petersburg, then check out these peculiar tourist attractions that you can visit during your time in the city.

Russian Vodka Museum

Some would say that vodka is Russia’s greatest creation or export item and they speak the truth to quite an extent. So, if you are a fan of the beverage or perhaps just fancy it and would like to learn a tad bit about it, then make your way to the intriguing Russian Vodka Museum. The site famously houses one of the largest collections of Russian vodkas; about 260 types to be precise. Learning about the origin of the drink is not at all the only thing that you will enjoy here. Visitors to the museum also get a chance to try different kinds of vodkas and buy some of it as souvenir.  

Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

How familiar are you with the Russian arcade games? Not that much? Well, then maybe it is time to change that. Situated in the city of Saint Petersburg, Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines is home to some 40 arcade units that will send you down the lane of nostalgia. A strange thing about these arcade games is that they are based on Karl Marx’s ideas and have no concept of high scores. But even if you do not get a great score to your name, you will surely earn fun memories that you are bound to cherish for a long time.
 
Peacock Clock

The magnificent Hermitage Museum is among the biggest reasons people choose to fly to Saint Petersburg rather than booking flight tickets to Moscow, Kazan or any other Russian destination. It is a treasure trove of over three million artifacts that give visitors a taste of Russian history and culture. Make sure not to miss out on the majestic Peacock Clock — a golden masterpiece belonging to the 18th century.   
             
Museum of Hygiene

You may have been to many weird places in your life but this Museum of Hygiene is sure to be among one of the weirdest places you will ever visit. This place preaches the importance of hygiene by letting people know about the consequences of being a practitioner of bad habits or bad manners. You can learn about how a human body works through the demonstration of moving glass models (male and female) and various internal organs. There’s also a theatre where you can watch videos on issues like drug abuse, smoking and AIDS. So, if there’s a friend or family member whom you have been trying to teach about the importance of hygiene, now is your time to get them on a cheap flight to Saint Petersburg and take them to the Museum of Hygiene.
      
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