40. St. Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersberg (Russia)Arts and CultureConcertsDmitri Shostakovich
Of the glorious, never-to-be-forgotten St. Petersburg nights, the first was spent at the Great Hall of the Philharmonia on Arts Square. The building, where nobles once gathered to listen to the czar, is noted for its acoustics. It also played an important role during the German siege of St.... Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press