If you have only one day to view the sights of Central St. Petersburg, it is best to think in advance plan your walks. After all, it is important that you periodically had the opportunity to eat and relax. You will serve as a map attractions.
You can start with a hike in the State Hermitage Museum. This is a huge-scale Museum visit will take a maximum of energy. Generally, the Hermitage, about three million exhibits, and it is easy to calculate how much time it will take, if you on each of them will spend a minute.. So if you want to include the famous Museum in a walk, you will have to confine his cursory inspection. At the exit of the Hermitage Museum you will get acquainted with the Palace square and Alexander column. After that, it is better to take a break and relax in one of the cafes on Nevsky.
Next destination - Russian Museum. This is another test for tired legs, as the length of the halls of the Museum is quite large. Here you will see the familiar from a school textbook picture "barge haulers on the Volga" by Repin, "knight at the crossroads" by Vasnetsov and many others. On the way to the Museum look at Kazan Cathedral. Then turn on the embankment of Griboyedov canal, reach the Italian street and there RUB the nose of the bronze Ostap Bender, - they say it brings good luck. Then walk through the square of Arts, and you will see the building of the Russian Museum.
After the galleries with painting you can walk around the Mikhailovsky garden, which is nearby, and reach the Church of the Savior on spilled Blood. From him on the Great stables to get to the Champs de Mars and then to the Summer garden. Close to Fontanka river and to a small but famous statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik. If you still have power, you can gently back off and go to the Malaya Sadovaya street - it is a bronze studs Vasilisa and Elisha (try to find them!) and the monument to the photographer. Then you can wander around the Gostiny Dvor and after him to admire the monuments of the "taming of a horse person" on the Anichkov bridge. You can continue to sit in the subway station Mayakovskaya and drive to the Alexander Nevsky monastery, and you can reach it on foot, in any case, a walk, and with it the day comes to an end. Following your route - the Peter and Paul fortress, the Admiralty and the place of Dostoevsky in the area of Sennaya square.