St. Petersburg

Overview

St. Petersburg is a fascinating place that dazzles the eye of a visitor with numerous architectural landmarks, museums, palaces, parks, wide avenues, spectacular bridges, and stylish monuments.

St Petersburg is situated on 44 islands in Neva river’s delta and is famous for its bridges, embankments, museums, and, of course, for its magical White Nights, which starts at the beginning of June and lasts up to the middle of July.

During the season of White Nights St. Petersburg undoubtedly is the most beautiful city in the world. The world- famous “Hermitage” museum, “St. Isaac’s Cathedral” – the second largest basilica in the world – and “Peter and Paul Fortress” resting place of the last Russian Tsar Nicolas II – are only three of the main architectural beauties to be seen and admired. In the summer – especially during the White Nights – you can enjoy the wonderful parks and gardens in the city with their statues and fountains.

There are 313 bridges in St. Petersburg, some of them are considered to be unique architectural constructions. This is the second-largest city in Russha (after Moscow) and the 19th in the world.

Nowadays, St. Petersburg is a modern city and plays a very important role in Russia’s political, scientific, and cultural life.

  • Federal district

    Northwestern

  • Area

    1 439 sq. km

  • GPS

    59°56′15″N 30°18′31″E

  • Population

    5 352 000

  • The highest point

    Lahta Center building

  • The lowest point

    Admiralteiskaya metro station

  • Climate

    Humid continental

Sights

  • The Hermitage

    Undoubtedly, St. Petersburg’s most coveted attraction, and universally acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest treasuries of art and antiquities, the Hermitage is a name to conjure with, and enough reason for many travelers to book a trip to St. Peters- burg. The Hermitage Museum now spans several sites, but for most visitors it is the main collection of the Winter Palace that is an essential component of any St. Petersburg itinerary.

    Here you will find not only centuries of European fine art and a rich collection of ancient Greek and Roman antiquities, but also the opulent XVIIIth and XIXth- century State rooms of Russia’s imperial family.

  • St Isaac’s Cathedral

    Undoubtedly, St. Petersburg’s most coveted attraction, and universally acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest treasuries of art and antiquities, the Hermitage is a name to conjure with, and enough reason for many travelers to book a trip to St. Peters- burg. The Hermitage Museum now spans several sites, but for most visitors it is the main collection of the Winter Palace that is an essential component of any St. Petersburg itinerary.

    Here you will find not only centuries of European fine art and a rich collection of ancient Greek and Roman antiquities, but also the opulent XVIIIth and XIXth- century State rooms of Russia’s imperial family.

  • PETER & PAUL FORTRESS

    It`s architectural ensemble surrounds St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, where the tombs of all Russian emperors can be found. This large defensive fortress on Zayachy Island is the kernel from which St.Petersburg grew into the city it is today, and now it houses a museum of the city’s history. The main sites include the history of everyday life in St.Petersburg of the XVIII-XIXth centuries in the House of the Commandant of the garrison. One can visit the prison of the Trubetskoy bastion for prominent political prisoners, including Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Lev Trotsky. The Boat House displays the first ship in the history of the Russian fleet.

  • THE MARIINSKY THEATRE

    The Mariinsky Theatre is a historical theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg. Opened in 1860, it became the preeminent music theatre of late 19th-century Russia, where many of the stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov received their premieres. The theatre is named after Empress Maria Alexandrovna, wife of Tsar Alexander II. There is a bust of the Empress in the main entrance foyer. The theatre’s name has changed throughout its history, reflecting the political climate of the time and through most of the Soviet era, it was known as the Kirov Theatre. Today, the Mariinsky Theatre is home to the Mariinsky Ballet, Mariinsky Opera and Mariinsky Orchestra.

  • CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR ON BLOOD

    The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is a former Russian Orthodox church in Saint Petersburg, which currently functions as a secular museum. The structure was constructed between 1883 and 1907. It is one of Saint Petersburg’s major attractions. The church was erected on the site where political nihilists assassinated Emperor Alexander II in March 1881. It was funded by the Romanov imperial family in honor of Alexander II, and the suffix “on Spilled Blood” refers to his assassination. Architecturally, the cathedral differs from Saint Petersburg’s other structures. The city’s architecture is predominantly Baroque and Neoclassical, but the Savior on Blood harks back to medieval Russian architecture in the spirit of romantic nationalism. It intentionally resembles the 17th-century Yaroslavl churches and the celebrated St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. The church contains over 7500 square
    meters of mosaics—according to its restorers, more than any other church in the world.

  • KRONSTADT NAVAL CATHEDRAL

    The Naval cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt is a Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1903–1913 as the main church of the Russian Navy and dedicated to all fallen seamen. The cathedral operated as such for only 16 years. It was closed on 14 October 1929 by the communist regime and its valuables were nationalized to the state treasury. A number of these relics were displayed at the Museum of Navy and the Russian Museum. After the closure in 1929, it was converted to a cinema, a House of Officers (1939) and a museum of the Navy (1980). The Russian Orthodox Church reinstalled the cross on the main dome in 2002 and served the first Divine Liturgy in the cathedral in 2005. In 2013, the Patriarch of Russia, with Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev and his spouse attending, conducted the ceremony of grand reconsecration in now fully restored cathedral.

  • PETERHOF

    Peterhof an emulation of early modern Dutch “Piterhof”, meaning “Peter’s Court”, known as Petrodvorets from 1944 to 1997, is a municipal town in Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Here one can find palaces and gardens, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great and sometimes called the “Russian Versailles”. The dominant natural feature of Peterhof Grand Palace is a sixteen-meter-high bluff lying less than a hundred meters from the shore. The so-called Lower Gardens (Nizhny Sad), comprising the better part of the palace complex land area, are confined between this bluff and the shore, stretching east and west for roughly 200 meters (660 ft). Atop the bluff, near the middle of the Lower Gardens, stands the Grand Palace (Bolshoy Dvorets). To the south of it are the comparatively small Upper Gardens
    (Verhny Sad). The palace-ensemble along with the city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • ALEXANDER NEVSKY MONASTERY

    Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra or Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by Peter I of Russia in 1710 at the eastern end of the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg . The relics of St. Alexander Nevsky were solemnly transferred from Vladimir to the new capital of Russia September 12, 1724, by decree of Peter the Great. Nevsky became patron of the newly founded Russian capital; however, the massive silver sarcophagus of St. Alexander Nevsky was relocated during Soviet times to the State Hermitage Museum where it remains (without the relics) today. The monastery grounds contain two baroque churches, the Annunciation Church and the Feodorovskaya Church, designed by father and son Trezzini and built from 1717–1722 and 1742–1750, respectively; the Neoclassical Holy Trinity Cathedral, built in 1778–1790 to a design by Ivan Starov and consecrated to the Holy Trinity; and numerous structures of lesser importance.

  • CATHERINE PALACE & PARK

    The Catherine Palace is a historical and compositional center of the palace-and-park ensemble. It is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 30 km south of St. Petersburg. It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars. The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband’s death. Originally a modest two-storey building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who chose Tsarskoe Selo as her chief summer residence. Starting in 1743, the building was reconstructed by four different architects, before Bartholomeo Rastrelli, Chief Architect of the Imperial Court, was instructed to completely redesign the building on a scale to rival Versailles.

  • NEW HOLLAND ISLAND

    New Holland Island is a historic triangular artificial island in Saint Petersburg, dating from the 18th century. The island was created in 1719, when the newly built Kryukov Canal and Admiralty Canal connected the Moika River with the Neva. The triangular island took its name after a number of canals and shipbuilding facilities that rendered its appearance similar to Amsterdam. The island was originally built for timber storage. Peter the Great took the opportunity to create a naval port, including a wooden palace for his own use. In 1821, it became the country’s first military port. After the Russian Revolution, the 18th-century buildings of New Holland Island fell into neglect. From 1918 to 2004, it was used by the army as a mixed-use facility

  • DRAW BRIDGES. NIGHT CITY TOUR

    St. Petersburg occupies the first place in Russia and one of the leading places in the world for the number of bridges. The elegance of the draw bridges may be compared to the beauty of the city’s architectural ensembles only. During the excursion, you will see the night transformation of the city panorama and amaze at how differently the city looks at twilight, lavishly illuminated. The most unforgettable spectacle are the famous drawbridges of the city center: the Palace Brigde, the Trinity Brigde, the Liteiny Brigde.

  • BOAT TRIP ALONG THE CANALS

    St. Petersburg is a city of canals. Enjoy an unforgettable experience of admiring the northern capitals’s beauty floating on a boat! During this one-hour tour, you will pass by old mansions and palaces learning a lot about their former owners: tsars and princes. The tour will take you under more than 30 bridges, each of them with a long history worth to hear.

  • FABERGE MUSEUM

    Located in the stunning Shuvalov Palace, the museum hosts the most extensive collection of works by the famous Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé. Containing over 4,000 artworks, its refined rooms and sophisticated galleries display everything from porcelains and paintings to intricately carved bronze, silver, and gold objects. The ultimate highlights are the museum’s nine Imperial Easter eggs that Fabergé himself created for Alexander III and Nicolas II, the two last Russian Tsars. Bedecked in jewels, they shimmer and shine in the light and exhibit exquisite and elaborate craftsmanship.

  • YUSUPOV PALACE

    Also known as Moika Palace, due to its location on the banks of the Moika river, Yusupov Palace is one of the best places to visit if you want to see how aristocrats lived in Imperial Russia. Built in the 1770s and named after one of the wealthiest Russian noble families that owned it, this colossal palace can even boasts with its own private theater. In addition to all its riches, Yusupov Palace is famous for being the place where Grigori Rasputin, the Russian mystic who had immense influence over Tsar Nicolas II, was murdered in 1916.

  • ERARTA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

    Erarta Museum’s extensive collection is set over five floors of a massive building on Vasilyevsky Island, and encompasses some 2,800 artworks, including graphics, installations, and sculptures, and a plethora of paintings on display. In addition to its permanent collection, the museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions, shows and performances. Beautifully laid out and presented, its brilliant artworks and sleek design usher in a new ‘Era’ of the‘Art,’ which lends the museum its name.

  • RUSSIAN MUSEUM

    Focusing solely on Russian art, from ancient church icons to 20th-century paintings, the Russian Museum’s collection is magnificent and can easily be viewed in half a day or less. The collection includes works by Karl Bryullov, Alexander Ivanov, Nicholas Ghe, Ilya Repin, Natalya Goncharova, Kazimir Malevich and Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, among many others, and the masterpieces keep on coming as you tour the beautiful Carlo Rossi–designed Mikhailovsky Palace and its attached wings.

Hotels

  • Hotel Astoria

    Number of rooms: 169
    Distance to the city centre: 0,5 km
    Distance to the airport: 20 km
    Address: 39 Bolshaya Morskaya str., St. Petersburg, Russia, 190000

    The grand Hotel Astoria sits right opposite St. Isaac’s Cathedral, a short walk from the major attractions such as Nevsky Prospect, the Palace Square and the Mariinsky Theatre. Since its opening in 1912, this splendid Art Nouveau hotel has hosted such eminent guests as Isadora Duncan and Russian prominent poet Sergei Yesenin. Enjoy St. Petersburg’s finest afternoon tea in the hotel’s Rotonda Lounge, unwind in the serenity of its SPA, and sink into the comfort of your suite. Hotel Astoria is a member of Rocco Forte Hotels chain. Each of its 83 sophisticated rooms are individually designed and reflect the beauty and heritage of the city. The hotel has two restaurants and a bar, a gym, a business center with meeting rooms, a ballroom and a Winter Garden hall.

  • Four Seasons Lion Palace

    Number of rooms: 183
    Distance to the city centre: 0,5 km
    Distance to the airport: 20 km
    Address: 1 Voznesensky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia, 190000

    This historic Hotel sits in the walls of a restored 19th-century
    royal palace with two marble lions at its entrance, located in
    the Admiralteysky district, where the opulent stylings of imperial Russia are alive and well: just two blocks away from the
    Hermitage Museum and close to Nevsky Prospekt and the Mariinsky Theatre.
    Four Seasons Lion Palace has 183 exquisitely decorated rooms
    and offers private access to major landmarks, 24h business centre, three restaurants and a bar, an award-winning SPA, and full
    scope of services a top class luxury hotel could possibly provide.

  • HOTEL KEMPINSKY

    Number of rooms: 200
    Distance to the city centre: 0.2 km
    Distance to the airport: 17.3 km
    Address : Moika River Embankment 22, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 191186

    Situated in the heart of the city on the Moika River, in an aristocratic mansion built in 1853, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is flanked by Palace Square and the Hermitage museum. The
    hotel is just five minutes’ walk from Nevsky Prospect and close to all major sights and shopping. A unique, personalised European service in all our 200 rooms and suites, at five restaurants and bars, and event venues. If you are visiting St Petersburg for business, the Business Centre of the hotel is the ideal place to get your work done, conduct meetings and stay connected to your work. An array of 24/7 services and facilities – whenever you need to work you have everything you need at your fingertips. For both work and leisure surfing, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, and we have additional wired Internet and broadband access in the meeting rooms, and in the Business Centre.

  • RADISSON ROYAL HOTEL

    Number of rooms: 158
    Distance to the city centre: 0.8 km
    Distance to the airport: 14.3 km
    Address: Nevsky Avenue 49, Saint Petersburg, Russia 191025

    Classic architecture and modern amenities on St. Petersburg’s iconic Nevsky Prospect. Experience the city like a local by staying at the very center of St. Petersburg. It is only a short distance from all the city’s world-famous cultural and historic attractions, including the Fabergé Museum, and offers luxurious accommodation for an enjoyable stay in St Petersburg. As well as its close proximity to the shopping and business areas, the hotel is also conveniently located within 5 minutes’ walking distance of several metro stations.
    The interior of the building was completely reconstructed in 2001, and the original façade has been restored to its former glory while retaining original features, many of which are almost 300 years old. The fully renovated, elegant and modern rooms provide guests with high-end amenities. The Radisson Royal team is on hand to deliver the brand’s service philosophy to ensure you have the best possible stay!

  • CORINTHIA HOTEL

    Number of rooms: 281
    Distance to the city centre: 0.9 km
    Distance to the airport: 14.3 km
    Address : Nevsky Avenue 57, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 19102

    Corinthia St Petersburg, an award-winning hotel located in majestic nineteenth-century buildings at the heart of Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main thoroughfare, boasts an opulent interior showcasing art and modern luxury. Corinthia St Petersburg houses 281 elegant rooms and suites and offers several restaurants and bars. Refined hospitality, superior service and inspired luxury are at the core of this hotel. The elegant Imperial Restaurant offers an amazing view of the Nevsky Prospect and serves Russian cuisine and original European dishes, made with local Russian products. Fitness Center offers extensive gym facilities and sauna 24 hours a day, seven days a week complimentary for all hotel guests.
    The hotel offers 17 convertible event spaces with a total capacity of up to 1,000 people. It caters for a variety of events, including international conferences, sumptuous banquets, private weddings and high-end events. Seven times, Corinthia St Petersburg has been recognized as Russia’s Leading Conference Hotel by the World Travel Awards.

  • ANGLETERRE

    Number of rooms: 192
    Distance to the city center: 0.5 km
    Distance to the airport: 20 km
    Address: 24 Malaya Morskaya str., St Petersburg, Russia, 190000

    Angleterre Hotel is located in the heart of St Petersburg, within a walking distance from the Nevsky Prospect and all the major sightseeing and shopping spots. The hotel’s facilities include: Concierge services, transfers, a Business Center, an On-Site doctor, Laundry and dry-cleaning services, three meeting rooms and a theatre-style space for up to 180 pax., a
    giftshop, free WiFi, a gym with an indoor pool. Angleterre Cinema on the ground floor of the hotel has 180 seats and shows festival and arthouse films as well as premieres in original language with Russian subtitles, broadcasts the ballet and opera performances, and hosts meetings with film directors and actors. The hotel’s chic Borsalino restaurant serves superb, authentic Italian food. Angleterre Hotel is a partner of Rocco Forte Hotels and a Member of WorldHotels Elite.

  • GRAND HOTEL TCHAIKOVSKY

    Number of rooms: 69
    Distance to the city center: 4 km
    Distance to the airport: 25 km
    Address: 55 Tchaikovsky St., Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 191123

    The Grand Hotel Tchaikovsky, located in a 19th-century building that is an object of cultural heritage, conveys the atmosphere of true St. Petersburg and combines it with modern design and technology. The railway station, parks, sights, restaurants and bars are all within a 5-minutes’ walk. All rooms are decorated in classic style. To romance addicts the hotel offers accommodation in the attic – Sky Rooms. Suites are a perfect choice for the most discerning guests; they have two rooms with a separate bathroom in each. Stylish interior, thought-out to the details, spacious exquisite living room, luxurious bathroom with a bathtub – there’s everything here in this historic hotel to make your stay unforgettable. There is a restaurant in the hotel where buffet breakfasts are served. Lunch and dinner are served for the groups of over 8 people.

  • DOCKLANDS APART HOTEL

    Number of rooms: 96
    Distance to the city center: 7 km
    Distance to the airport: 30 km
    Address: 60/1 Makarov Embankment, Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg, Russia, 199178

    Book the apartments and travel like a local – that is the motto of this brilliantly designed 4-star aparthotel, made in the style of a loft. Every room is a stylish apartment with high ceilings and panoramic windows. There is everything you use in your daily life: kitchens with built-in cooking facilities and kitchenware – in the drawing rooms; bathrobes, slippers and towels – in the bathrooms (as well as free toiletries, hair dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, etc.) The guests enjoy breathtaking views of St. Petersburg or the Neva river. The amenities include everything that is offered in a comfortable hotel: a restaurant, transfers, security, 24-hour reception, room service and much more.

  • HILTON ST. PETERSBURG EXPOFORUM

    Number of rooms: 207
    Distance to the city center: 24 km
    Distance to the airport: 8 km
    Address: 62 Peterburgskoye Highway, St. Petersburg, Russia, 196140

    Located near the new high-speed highway, this modern hotel is anchored in the St. Petersburg ExpoForum – one of the five largest exposition centers in the world. Enjoy close proximity to major businesses and popular attractions. Its comfortable rooms and suites have all you need for a relaxing and productive stay and are fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchenette, a dining area and a bathroom with free toiletries, a hot tub and a bath. On-site restaurants, bars and recreational amenities including a SPA, a sauna, a Russian banya and a hammam, a swimming pool, a gym and a beauty salon will help you to unwind after a busy day. The hotel’s equipped conference space occupies three floors.

  • IMPERIAL ART HOTEL

    Number of rooms: 198
    Distance to the city center: 3 km
    Distance to the airport: 20 km
    Address: 57A Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki, St. Petersburg, Russia, 191023

    Combining traditional elements of Russian style and attributes of modern life, Imperial Art Hotel is a great place to experience the true atmosphere of St. Petersburg. It is located in a historic building in the heart of the city, 7 minutes from Nevsky Prospekt and a walking distance from the most iconic attractions and business centers of St. Petersburg. Its friendly staff is ready to make your stay as comfortable as possible 24/7. At the same time, the hotel and its cozy patio provide an opportunity to abstract from the noise of the metropolis. As an additional service, secure paid Parking is available for those who like to travel by car. Its main restaurant Fiolet offers breakfast buffet. In addition, each room has a room service menu, so guests can order meals any time of the day

  • KARELIA ART HOTEL

    Number of rooms and apartments: 500
    Distance to the city center: 10 km
    Distance to the airport: 35 km
    Address: 27/2 M. Tukhachevskogo str., Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 195067

    ART HOTEL KARELIA is a 16-floor building, uniquely designed in a form of two huge suitcases. Being a landmark and an art object, in 2012 it was awarded with the certificate of the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest three-dimensional picture in the world. It is located in a quiet area, 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre. The rooms of all categories have modern, warm-colored interiors, made of natural materials. The restaurant serves European, Italian and Russian cuisine. Guests can also relax with a drink from the well-stocked bar. 24-hour front desk staff will help order city tours and organize transportation. A beauty shop and a business center are also available on site. ART HOTEL KARELIA offers three meeting rooms with a capacity from 20 to 180 people.

  • ART DECO PRIMORSKIY

    Number of rooms: 71
    Distance to the city center: 10 km
    Distance to the airport: 35 km
    Address: 32 Primorskiy Prospekt, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 197183

    The unique interior design of this modern 4-star hotel and comfortable rooms will immediately win your heart and forever become the standard of relaxation or a productive business trip. Its rooms fit perfectly fit for families, couples, solo travelers, and businesspeople. Reception desk is open 24 /7. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. If necessary, you can order an airport shuttle and take advantage of 24h room service. Featuring a garden, a terrace and views of the river, Art Deco Primorskiy Hotel also has the following facilities: a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, free WiFi.

  • PETROVSKIY ART LOFT

    Number of rooms: 83
    Distance to the city center: 4 km
    Distance to the airport: 32 km
    Address: 4 Petrovsky Pereulok, St. Petersburg, Russia, 197110

    ‘Petrovskiy Art Loft’ hotel is located near both popular architectural and historical monuments, in the center of business activity of the city which makes the stay there especially convenient for both leisure and business trips. There are two subway stations nearby, ‘Chkalovskaya’ and ‘Sportivnaya’. It is a modern four-star aparthotel that welcomes guests since August, 2018. The unique design of the Hotel and its comfortable rooms will immediately win your heart. All rooms are fit for families, couples, single travelers and businesspeople. Reception desk operates 24 hrs. Qualified administrators are always glad to greet the guests: any requests at any time are dealt with as soon as possible. The aparthotel offers a paid Parking.

  • ADMIRALTEYSKAYA HOTEL

    Number of rooms: 54
    Distance to the city center: 4 km
    Distance to the airport: 20 km
    Address: 8 Aleksandra Bloka str., St. Petersburg, Russia, 190121

    Admiralteyskaya Hotel is located in a picturesque place of St. Petersburg, on Matisov Island. This truly small island (800 m in length, 500 m in max. width) is bordered by three rivers – the Neva, the Prizhka and the Moyka, and connected with the mainland with five bridges. Matisov Island is located in one of the Central districts of Saint Petersburg, Kolomna – one of the few areas of the historic centre that retained the ordinary original buildings of the 19th century, and has long been considered one of the most poetic places in St. Petersburg. The hotel’s decor features antiques, retro photos, vintage posters to fit the Silver Age of Russian literature ambiance, inspired by works of a prominent Russian poet Alexander Block, who lived nearby. This retro interior is seamlessly combined with modern comfort: all rooms are equipped with Internet access, TVs, and other facilities. The hotel has two conference halls for 100 and 25 people, fitted with all necessary equipment to hold business events.

  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV HOTEL

    Number of rooms: 140
    Distance to the city center: 10 km
    Distance to the airport: 3 km
    Address: 45 Rimsky-Korsakova Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia, 190068

    Rimsky-Korsakov Hotel is located in the central part of Saint-Petersburg in 5 minutes of walk from the world famous Mariinsky Theatre. This hotel’s specialty is its piano that can be played by any guest. If you travel to Saint-Petersburg for a business mission or for leasure, Rimsky-Korsakov Hotel will perfectly meet your demands in terms of price and quality ratio, considering its central location in the city’s historical part. It has 140 rooms of various categories, a cozy restaurant and a spacious hall with comfortable sofas by the front desk. The hotel’s amenities include: private paid Parking, free WiFi, laundry, a business centre, a restaurant, room service.

  • RUSSIA HOTEL

    Number of rooms: 392
    Distance to the city center: 9 km
    Distance to the airport: 11 km
    Address: 11 Ploshchad’ Chernyshevskogo, St. Petersburg, Russia, 196070

    Russia Hotel is one of the best three-star hotels in St. Petersburg. Its modern infrastructure is fit for a comfortable tourist holiday as much as for a business trip. The hotel is conveniently located a five minutes’ walk from Park Pobedy metro station, which will allow you to easily reach any point of the city. The historical center of St. Petersburg is 15 minutes away. The St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex (St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex), where Russian and international exhibitions, concerts and entertainment events are held regularly, are located within a walking distance. In 2018 a large number of rooms underwent complete renovation. The hotel features three restaurants, a lobby bar, a conference center, Concierge services. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

  • SPUTNIK HOTEL

    Number of rooms: 192
    Distance to the city center: 10 km
    Distance to the airport: 40 km
    Address: 36 Prospekt Toreza, St. Petersburg Russia, 194021

    The hotel is located in the Vyborgsky district of St. Petersburg, in the north of the city and is praised for its infrastructure, environment, security and accessibility. There is the city’s largest park “Sosnovka”nearby, with an area of 302 hectares. The historic city center is conveniently accessible by car, and the Ploshchad Muzhestva metro station is a 10-minutes’ walk. Sputnik provides a variety of rooms that feature a TV, fridge and telephone, towels and free toiletries. Breakfast buffet, as well as lunch and dinner are served daily in the hotel’s Vkusnaya Imperia restaurant. The guests will enjoy a sauna and massage, a beauty salon services, free WiFi and Parking for extra charge.

Activities

  • GRAND MAKET RUSSIA

    Grand Maket Russia is a model layout of Russia carried out with a creative approach. It is not an accurate map, and preciseness is not the point. This layout is more of a game for visitors, with its interactive scenes from everyday life of the citizens, flowing rivers and running trains.

    Tiny dolls show you small miniatures with a touch of humor and the whole creation seems to be a living organism. Every detail is made with love and passion for this creation and this feeling is greatly transferred to the visitors. This is a must-see for adults and children.

  • FOLKLORE SHOW AT THE NIKOLAYEVSKY PALACE

    The Nikolayevsky Palace was constructed in the middle of XVIII century, and originally served as residence of Grand Duke Nicolas, son of Emperor Nicolas I. Today, this classic building, which has been carefully restored, regularly serves as venue for bright folklore shows. Musicians of Russian folk ensembles play traditional accordion, balalaika as well as rare and exotic musical instruments.

    Lyrical dances of the Russian North will let you feel the mysterious Russian soul, stirring dances and songs of the Cossacks will amaze you. Divided into two parts, the show lasts for about two hours. During the intermission, Russian snacks and beverages are served.

  • SHOPPING

    St. Petersburg, also known as Northern Venice, offers a wide range of shopping opportunities. You can spend time shopping in the largest shopping center Gallery, located in the heart of the city, a few minutes from Moskovsky train station. Nevsky passage is also open to the public. It provides European-quality services with the widest range of goods.
    There is a large number of tents if you want to buy small souvenirs in the city. You can buy small dolls or commemorative magnets there.

  • CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

    Divo-ostrov
    The amusement park Divo Ostrov on Krestovsky Island is exactly what you’ve been looking for if your kids want to do something active and fun. What could be better than to use up your children’s energy on enormous open space with numerous rides, attractions, and activities? But don’t think this place is for kids only. You can hear even adults screaming to the lungs when riding the most extreme rides. So we advise buying a family ticket.

     

    Scale model of Russia
    The grand “Maket Rossiya” (“Model of Russia” in English) is an interactive museum presenting a 1:87 scale model of Russia. The museum is very popular in St. Petersburg, both among adults and children. Here you and your children will have a chance to learn more about the largest country in the world, including its smallest and most hidden regions. The Grand Maket is the largest scale-model in Russia and the second biggest in the world.

  • MILITARY TOUR

    This tour will excite those who are interested in Russia’s military history. The tour includes a visit to the Artillery Museum and the Central Naval Museum. There are large displays of weaponry and ammunition, firearms and side-arms, military trophies, standards, battle paintings, decorations, uniforms and other relics from past wars. A large part of the museum is dedicated to the 1812 War with Napoléon and the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). This Russia´s major naval museum will tell you the fascinating story of the development, growth and achievements of the Russian Navy. The museum takes particular pride in the boat of Peter I the Great, “Grandfather of the Russian Navy”.

  • CITY TOURS

    St Petersburg is the second-largest city in Russia, has been called “The Northern Venice”, “Palmyra of the North” and “The Northern Capital”. St. Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire for 200 years since 1712. It was built by the best Russian and Europe-an architects. All trends in architecture of that time were used in the construction of St. Petersburg. It is an open-air museum city.
    Metro system in St. Petersburg became the second in USSR after Moscow metro. It has 5 lines with 64 stations now and is considered to be the deepest metro system in the world. The main attraction in St. Petersburg metro is the “closed stations” – the stations without open platforms but with the sliding doors in the walls (like in the lift). The trains stop in the way to the coach doors with the platform doors.

Restaurants

  • METROPOL

    European cuisine is the most popular and demanded in the modern market of restaurant services. The “Metropol” menu is a real culinary encyclopedia, which contains traditional national recipes and its own exclusive dishes from the restaurant’s chef.

    Refined culinary masterpieces from “Metropol” may become the decoration of any festive table. The most sophisticated gourmets get a real pleasure by touching the gastronomic secrets of Haute cuisine.

    The dishes are prepared using authentic fresh products only that correspond to the status of an elite European restaurant. Brasserie de Metropole has a great variety of dishes such as red caviar on ice, crab lasagna, shchi pohmelnie, tuna with asparagus and onion confiture, beef stroganoff with mashed potatoes and oyster mushrooms and many more. And in Brasserie de Metropole Pub you can enjoy hand brewed beers such as Brune, Blanch and Blond with delightful snacks.

  • THE RIBEYE

    The very own meat deli store allows you to purchase products of the highest quality: chilled meat from the best farms, jamon ham, spicy Italian sausages and more. Just as the restaurant’s main dish, its interior design is thorough and would be loved by those who prefer both coziness and big companies. Be inspired by designers’ work, attention to details and original atmosphere!

    The RibEye is fully equipped with professional light and sound, so even stars with high technical stan-dards love to perform here.

    Although, song and dance shows at the RibEye is a common thing: all waiters have choreographic and vocal skills, and shows by the restaurant staff have grown very popular with our regular visitors. And for the little guests of the restaurant there is a spacious playroom with animators that will keep them entertained for hours.

  • LA MAREE

    La Marée menu is a real marine encyclopedia. Even the most experienced gourmet will discover new clams, crustaceans or rare wild fish. La Mare is a unique project not only in Russia but also in the world. You will be offered on one plate: an oyster set with seafood in classic French traditions, raw fish crudo in Italian and Japanese style sashimi.
    The restaurant cuisine is headed by the brand chef of the La Maree chain, Abdessattar Zitouni, who has forty years of experience in the best restaurants in the world. Zitouni has worked at the Four Seasons hotel chain for many years and has been with La Mar for 8 years. He has the cuisines of three restaurants in Moscow, one in St. Petersburg, and now in Monaco, and of course Zitouni has an experienced team of talented Russian and Italian chefs working with him.

  • TERRASSA

    The interior is iaconic in a European style both inside and on the terrace. It creates an atmosphere of calm in the heart of the boiling metropolis and gives unsurpassed comfort.
    The restaurant menu offers a wealth of different cuisines of the world: American, French, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Russian. Everything is mixed in the restaurant menu and gives guests a wide selection and excellent taste! You can find all the variety of sea delicacies in the window of the Raw bar on an ice base. This includes oysters, sea urchins, whole octopus, large lobster, Northern prawns, and sturgeon caviar. The restaurant has an open kitchen on the terrace, which allows guests to observe the process of creating dishes in real-time. Chef Vadim Sklyarov is responsible for quality and excellent food delivery. His international experience and internships in restaurants with 2 Michelin stars keep the cuisine level up to standard.

  • VOLGA-VOLGA

    Volga-Volga is a unique first-class restaurant-ship with an open deck, which daily cruises along the Neva River. You can see the famous bridges of St. Petersburg: Dvortsovy, Birzhevoy, Tuchkov, Blagoveshchenskiy, Sampsoniyevsky, and the unique embankments: Admiralteyskaya, Universitetskaya, Dvortsovaya.
    You can only enjoy it with bated breath. The restaurant menu combines the culinary traditions of different cuisines of the world: Italian, European, Thai, Japanese and Russian. Special attention is paid to seafood and fish delicacies. Be sure to try the restaurant’s specialties: langoustines, lusian seafood, oyster plateaus, chili crab or whole baked crab with oil sauce and herbs.

  • KORUSHKA

    Korushka is located at the Peter and Paul fortress directly. It is a restaurant with taste, style and a true Petersburg spirit. The noble oak and cool leather represent confidence and comfort there. The feeling of urban bustle is diluted by the calmness of the interior and the soothing splash of the waves of the slowly flowing Neva in Korushka. Two spacious halls seating 340 persons, a patio and a cozy terrace. Whether its a one-on-one or in a friendly company, on a sunny summer day or a cold winter evening – here you can always find a table matching your mood and the food to taste, thanks to the restaurant’s permanent ideologists of cuisine – Iso Dzandzava and Stas Bykov. Exclusively for the Korushka, they have developed the special, European-quality and Caucasian-spicy, menu, which accommodated both the experimental dishes and the time-tested masterpieces. Your time at the Korushka could be both calm and entertaining – events for children and performances of famous Russian musicians make the restaurant surprisingly diverse.

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