Mayakovskogo 1

Mayakovskogo ulitsa 1, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by philandmups


... We chose the crown jewel of the city's museums in The State Hermitage Museum, home to hundreds of pieces of art, including many by the great masters including Da Vinci, Rembrant, Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and Matisse. But other museums on offer in this great city include the Museum of Atheism (ironically housed in a former cathedral), the Museum of ...


A travel blog entry by mek1


... in a little under an hour.

We then had lunch at the Pushkin Inn. I had my usual but Michael and John had borscht and chicken kiev, Ron had spaghetti bolognese and Dennis had pasta carbonara. Ron and Dennis have the philosophy of when in any town do as the Romans do and eat pasta. It was a very good lunch and a good rest before we were off again to the Church of Spilled Blood.

The church has this peculiar name because it was built on the ...

A glimpse of Russia

A travel blog entry by peterandjane


... over the city.The city is flat, with no high rise rise buildings visible, so not many opportunities to get an overview. There are numerous parks in the city, which we have enjoyed, and have also explored many of the river and canal environs. We are staying in a hostel with great atmosphere, and arrived back one afternoon in time to help staff make, and eat, Pelmeni. These are small meat dumplings which ...

The Border Crossing & Wonders of St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by pverco


... he deserved it. He did pretty well out of it. Good luck to him.

Following this we departed on a half hour hydrofoil ride up one of the main rivers to the Peterhof Gardens and Palace fortress that is at the entrance to the Finland sea. It was built as a gateway to protect Moscow from Finland who were at war with thin in the 15th century. Once again, a fantastic palace up on a hill with multiple cathedrals and with gold leaf covered domes, as is ...

Watch out for pickpockets

A travel blog entry by mrsv14


... through room service as neither of us could be bothered going anywhere and we didn’t want to have to deal with any more people (and still neither of us was feeling particularly good). I must say the food was of a fairly good quality and was incredibly tasty. We didn’t need all that much as we knew Nelson would be round with the afternoon tea tray before long. I had a bath and did begin to feel better, thank goodness. We also got ...


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