Sonata Hotel on Bolshoy

51 Bol'shoy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | B&B
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Russian Christmas

A travel blog entry by lishinlondon


... followed by an extended city sightseeing tour then free time which I spent shopping for Russian Dolls. I must have looked at thousands of dolls that day varying in price from GBP5.00 to GBP750.00. In the end after all the dolls in different colours I had looked at I ended up going for the plain traditional ones simply because they reminded me of the small set my mum kept in the printers box throughout my childhood.

We ended the day by visiting the Moscow ...

Russian Tzars

A travel blog entry by bradtravelling

... end with a fountain, and to have tricky fountains from time to time, and by tricky, I mean they were meant to randomly spray the Tsars for his entertainment. We left to Catherine's Palace, were we saw more of the incredible wealth of the Romanovs, including the Amber room. We finished the tour by going back to the city and seeing St. Isaac's Cathedral. At the end of the day we took our train to Helsinki, ...

"Venice of the East" to the "Venice of the North"

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... wasn't working properly, so the tough female guard told me brusquely to wait while she got a new one; she scanned me with that and then had the most thorough feel I've ever had from anyone I wasn't in an intimate relationship with.

So after all that excitement, I was very ready for my breakfast. We found a quiet table at a pleasant cafe and caught up on photos and so on. Even here I fell foul of German custom by attempting to take my money to the ...

The Siege of Leningrad

A travel blog entry by jginsburg


... 8217;s defenses were to hold off the Luftwaffe, and during the performance they were able to hold the air space and prevented bombings from interrupting the music. The date chosen for the premiere was August 9, 1942, the date Hitler had set to celebrate the taking of Leningrad. The symphony was broadcast throughout the city on loudspeakers, and also at the German lines, in a show of defiance. It was also transmitted across the Soviet Union and the world, and showed that Leningrad, and ...

City of monumental buildings

A travel blog entry by helenandsimon


... was falling laying on top they look very lovely. We decided to follow a walking trail suggested in the Lonely Planet book and the first stop was the amazing (understatement!) Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Lovely name!...but is so called because within it is the exact spot where Alexander II was killed and the church is really a shrine to him as no services are carried out here. The inside is completely top to bottom and ...


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TripAdvisor Reviews Sonata Hotel on Bolshoy St. Petersburg

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good