The largest shopping mall in the center of the city and a stone’s throw away from the Moscow Railway Station, Galeria also opened its doors to St. Petersburg’s fashionistas back in 2010. The shopping center's five floors are home to more than 300 shops, 28 restaurants and cafes and 10 cinema screens (including IMAX) so it's everything you would expect from your modern shopping mall and more. It boasts the largest selection of brands in St. Petersburg, from high street brands like Uniqlo, Michael Kors, Mango, Zara, DKNY, Victoria’s Secret, Patrizia Pepe, Meucci, Armani, Calvin Klein and French Connection to accessories, sports equipment, quality footwear, gift shops and more local Russian designer brands as well.
If with children, head to the top floor where there is a huge pirate island-themed entertainment area called Happylon for the young and young-at-heart and a butterfly park. There are plenty of cafes (Coffeeshop Company, Starbucks, etc.) and fast food eateries (Burger King, McDonald’s, KFC and more) for you to recharge your batteries. For visitors who prefer a relaxing, sit down restaurant experience there are options for all tastes and budgets but the most popular choice is Bolshaya Kukhnya, a trendy restaurant which also has a balcony that offers sweeping views of central St. Petersburg!