St. Petersburg is a city full of luxurious imperial palaces and prestigious fountains. It is nicknamed the “Venice of the North”, the “Window to Europe” or the “Cultural Capital of Russia”. Several rivers run through St. Petersburg with the most important being the Neva, followed by the Moika, Fotanka Nevka and many others. It is no surprise that the luxury apartments in the riverside buildings are highly desirable. St. Petersburg is divided into 18 districts: the most prestigious is without doubt the the area of the “Golden Triangle” (Nevsky, banks of the Neva river and Fotanka). The city centre is also synonymous with prestige thanks to its luxury homes offering panoramic views, desirable locations (such as on Nevsky Street or close to the Hermitage), and high ceilings (at least 3m) which contribute to the elite lifestyle. Other areas of the city which offer luxury properties are the islands of Krestovsky and Petrogradsky which form part of the park and where the construction of buildings was prohibited for a long time. A short way from the historic centre, the islands offer a tranquil atmosphere and natural surroundings. Another desirable neighbourhood, Moscovsky street, has the notable Stalinist architecture which is highly sought-after by luxury buyers. Finally the satellite towns of Sestroreck, Strelna, Pushkin, Gatchina and Kronstadt are popular for their ecological sensibilities, good transport links and residential areas with quality homes.