City Hotel Comfitel
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Refrigerator in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Russian TV Channels Available
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... as the Grand Chorale Synagogue. We were surprised to find that a Synagogue existed here from the late 1800s to the present without destruction. It was very pleasant to visit this Synagogue. Melissa got some quiet time there
and the shop clerk was nice too.
Our next stop ...
... dome is covered with 100kgs of gold and can be seen for miles from all over the city. Inside, suspended underneath the peak of the dome is a sculpted white dove representing the Holy Spirit. Apparently 40 different stone and minerals make up the highly decorative interior.
The Admiralty building has sculptures and reliefs on the facade that celebrate the might of the Russian marines and include nymphs carrying the world on the shoulder.
In search of that lost art ...
The first port we docked
in after leaving South Hampton was St. Petersburg. To be allowed into Russia,
we either needed a visa (which costs roughly $250 U.S.) or had to be on a
Semester at Sea sponsored trip. As I was in the game of saving money and was on
a time crunch, I choose to do school sponsored trips. These consisted of a
“City Orientation via the Neva Canal”, a walking tour of the Market and the
Metro, and a trip to ...
... put in the cathedral and the famous Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov, who won the most important campaign of 1812, was buried inside the church.
The cathedral was named after the "miracle-making" icon of Our Lady of Kazan, which the church housed till the early 1930s. The Bolsheviks closed the cathedral for services in 1929, and from 1932 it housed the collections of the Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism, which displayed numerous pieces of religious ...
... 8211; he dropped us off in the most convenient spots and was always there to wisk us way to the next attraction. We then headed to Peterhof to see the Royal Estate of Peterhof some 45 minutes west of SPB. We toured just the grounds here and the fountains and landscaping is fantastic, really a Versailles of Russia.
From there it was off to the Catherine Palace, which was the summer residence of the Russian tsars located in the town of Puskin. ...