Mayakovskogo 1

Address: Mayakovskogo ulitsa 1, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

St Peter is cool with assassination

A travel blog entry by aurisch on Jul 17, 2015

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... is suddenly very impressive. We visited the Church of the Spilled Blood, strolled down Nevsky Prospect checking out just how much this street is designed for loose wallets, before reaching Eliseyev Emporium an 18th century deli - this is what DJs food hall hopes to grow up to one day. That was about all we achieved in our first two hours, there's just so much to take in.

We spent the afternoon back on board, before heading ...

Churches and Fortresses

A travel blog entry by cwscott on Aug 23, 2014

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... like a meal in itself.

We spent the afternoon at the Peter and Paul Fortress where we saw the tombs of most of the tsars in the Peter and Paul Cathedral. This cathedral was gold on both the inside and the outside with a traditionally cathedral-like cavernous interior. The fortress complex also had a couple of museums in it, including one on the history of St Petersburg in the former Commandants House and an exhibition on ...

Day 3 in St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by khillski on Aug 04, 2014

1 comment, 39 photos

... of gold to decorate the palace exteriors, an excess that was deplored by Catherine the Great when she discovered the state and private funds that had been lavished on the building.

The interiors of the Catherine Palace are no less spectacular. The so-called Golden Enfilade of state rooms, designed by Rastrelli, is particularly renowned and forms the focus of the palace tour. Guests enter via the State Staircase which, although it blends effortlessly with the ...

A visit to Peter and Paul Fortress

A travel blog entry by brian.fearnley3 on Jun 16, 2014

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We left our hotel about 9am in the rain,to visit Peter and Paul Fortress. The taxi was obtained from the hotel for 250 Rubbles and took us to the Fortress. A lovely morning spent looking at the many splendours of Russian History. We were then truly ripped off in the taxi home nearly 2,000 ...

More of SPB

A travel blog entry by tricruiser on May 28, 2014

1 comment, 18 photos

... priests were coming and going through beautiful doors that represent entering paradise. No photos allowed in an active church. This was a relatively small church but filled with icons, gold and paintings. Back to the van we head to the subway. Here the subway stations are works of art. I hoped to see an old one, but we were taken to one only two years old. The soviets decorated the subways with art to make the workers feel better. The one we saw was decorated ...