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Mokhovaya ulitsa, 18/32, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Palaces of the Romanovs, Faberge Eggs and Sable!

A travel blog entry by colerumbough on Jul 29, 2014

... cigarette cases, ashtrays, etc.) by Carl Faberge, important Russian paintings and portraits of the Czars, Catherine the Great’s chandelier, porcelain services, liturgical icons, gold and bejeweled chalices, furniture, and imperial jewelry. She brought it all back to Hillwood, her Washington D.C. estate she turned into a museum. It is still a museum to this day and it houses the most important Russian Art collection outside of Russia.

After the Kremlin, we took a tour ...

Last day in Russia

A travel blog entry by guytang on Mar 06, 2014

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... The inside was truly a work of art. I snapped away on my camera but only took a few with my iPhone. My favourite part was the dome, pictures of the 12 disciples were painted around the inside of the dome each separated by a statue. There were also giant chandeliers hanging from a really really high roof, big iron doors with biblical scenes carved into it and a massive Jesus! This place was majestic and I would definitely ...

In the Footsteps of Giants

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Sep 02, 2013

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... I still prefer the Church of the Spilled Blood. As well as the church, I bought a ticket for the colannade. 262 steps and you get a panoramic view of the city from 43 metres up.

After climbing back down from the heights of the cathedral, I went in search of my favourite Russian author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. He lived in over 20 flats in the city. One is rigtht next to St Isaacs. But the one I went in search of was the one he wrote most of Crime and Punishment in and is where ...

St Petersburg - Day 2

A travel blog entry by meznglenn on Jul 14, 2013

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... one side of the city under the river to the other side. The station is 120m underground and they are ornately decorated with mosaics depicting various scenes depending on the location of the station.
Back at street level it's back on the bus to St Nicholas Cathedral, it's Sunday so we are mindful of people going about their normal worship. The Russian Orthodox churches have no seats. During mass that can sometimes go for 4 hours, the ...

Back in the US...Back in the USSR

A travel blog entry by carmaran-a-gogo on Jul 09, 2013

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... the Hermitage, we enjoyed a
traditional lunch before a hydrofoil ride out to the Tsar's Village
for walk through Fountain Park on the grounds of the Summer Palace.
Peter the Great and the nobles who followed certainly had a great
sense of humor in the design of many of the quirky fountains on the
palace grounds. Our last stop for the day was at St. Isaac's
Cathedral for a tour of another beautiful work of art.

In the evening, we attended a ...

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This hostel, located in the 1 area of St. Petersburg, is near Blockade of Leningrad Museum, Admiralty (Admiralteystvo), Transfiguration Cathedral, and Applied Art Museum.
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