Mayakovskogo 14

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

City of the White Nights

A travel blog entry by khillski on Aug 02, 2014

31 photos

... with incredibly detailed mosaic icons, paintings and columns made of malachite and lapis lazuli. A large, brightly colored stained glass window of the "Resurrected Christ" takes pride of place inside the main altar. The church, designed to accommodate 14,000 standing worshipers, was closed in the early 1930s and reopened as a museum. Today, church services are held here only on major ecclesiastical occasions.

The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood is a ...

Hermitage Museum

A travel blog entry by ericjon97 on May 14, 2014

7 photos

... were unbelievable.

I found the same thing with the Louvre, I was more impressed with the building than the artwork inside. And with the Hermitage being the second biggest museum in the world (next to the Louvre), I should have expected all the artwork to be housed in a pretty impressive building. Everything was impressive inside, from the floors to the ceilings.

After ...

From Russia with love

A travel blog entry by kev_erin on Sep 06, 2013

2 comments, 20 photos

... schooled in Europe. He admired the beauty of European cities and wanted St. Petersburg to be equally beautiful. It's strange because before we arrived in St. Petersburg we had expectations that it would be quite different from most of Europe (probably based on action movies where the hero has to go to Russia to sort out some kind of spy issue). It surprised us that the safety and beauty of St. Petersburg is of such a high standard. We really felt that we were still in Europe. ...

The Allegro to St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by suetrevsal on Aug 03, 2013

6 photos

... processing us on the train were all very pleasant and conducted their business in a very orderly and civilised manner which was unlike the intimidating experience we had with the Hungarian border patrol officers during our last trip.

All too soon our Allegro experience was drawing to a close as we entered the outskirts of St. Petersburg. We watched with interest as the first houses and factories came into view and were surprised ...

St Petersburg - Day 2

A travel blog entry by meznglenn on Jul 14, 2013

4 photos

... or kneel, they must not sit.
We have early admission to the Hermitage Museum, part of which is the former winter palace. It is a place that you could spend days going from room to room looking at the collections of artifacts and paintings and tapestries and listening to the stories that go with them but thankfully we only have 2 hours!
Today we have Russian Pie at Stolle's for lunch. They are quite tasty but the 'pastry' is like ...