Antique Hotel Rachmaninov

Kazanzkaya, 5, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, 191186, Russian Federation | 4 star hotel
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Hermitage Museum

A travel blog entry by ericjon97

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Today was much less eventful than yesterday, but a nice relaxing day nonetheless. I had to hang around the hostel for a couple hours this morning to do my laundry, and then headed out around noon. I got to cross off another place from my Top 100 list, so that was cool. The Hermitage Museum was the 62nd place I've seen so far. This one definitely did not disappoint.

I usually ...

St. Petersburg – Gold, Glory, and Glamor

A travel blog entry by alleifer

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... br> Our guide begins with a city walking tour and then we hop a boat for a one-hour canal and river tour. The bridges are low (because the river is high) and we have to pay attention to avoid a concussion! At 10 pm we hop an electric tram and head for the Vodka Number 1 Restaurant where we are shocked to find out that herring, sour pickles, cole slaw, borscht and pirogies were not Jewish foods – they were on the traditional Russian menu! Who knew?

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Two day stay and weeks of exploring

A travel blog entry by tamrin

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... The palace is set in parklands looking very like an overdone Versailles but lacking in the French taste for manicured gardens and lawns. The grounds also had an amazing array of fountains which are opulent to say the least with Roman gods depicted holding great golden balls. There was even a grand cascading, checkerboard waterfall in one area of the garden. All in all there are over a hundred fountains in the grounds.
We were told diplomatically during WW2 ...

We have arrived in St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by jeffandwen-40

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... are all in one huge opulent building. It was very exciting to have been able to view art by these masters that we have read about.
The Gold Storage has an exceptional range of gold jewellery and artifacts from all over Russia dating back to before 200BC as well as a collection of Ambassadorial gifts to the rulers of Russia from all over the world.
From there, we were bussed to a modern storage ...

April 2013

A travel blog entry by passera

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... Isaac cathedral which is richly decorated and then take a taxi to another place we want to visit. The place is closed so we walk to the army museum. It's painful crossing the streets here and the pollution (smell and noise) is tiring. The army museum is also closed and we give up. We head back to the hotel and discover a sushi place tucked away in an apartment block. A lot of shops are hidden and only the sign on the street indicate any commercial activity. The kids try sushi ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the ?78 area of St. Petersburg, is near Nevsky Prospekt, Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan (Kazansky Sobor), and Immanuel Kant's Grave.
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