Mayakovskogo 14

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

Visiting the Hermitage

A travel blog entry by durieux on Aug 09, 2015

1 comment, 4 photos

... However people are already lining up, and we join the queue.

In front of me is a man wearing a T-shirt with a 'cool' picture of Putin wearing sunglasses and a kind of pilot uniform. The man explains that the shirt says: "Putin is a polite man." It turns out that he is from Odessa, and he is ready to explain to anybody interested why Putin is so great and why the USA is so bad. My remark that Putin has killed a number of Dutchmen ...

Full on tourist

A travel blog entry by aussiebloke51 on Aug 17, 2014

1 comment, 6 photos

... sights. As there are many, many churches in Russian cities some of the historic ones are still state owned (they were confiscated at the Revolution) and treated as museums so you pay to go in. St Isaac's Cathedral dominates the skyline and is a marvellous example of Russian classicism. The 250 step climb to the dome gives a 360 degree view over the city. Even though St Isaac's is a tourist attraction the Russian Orthodox Church has started services on Sundays ...

Route march

A travel blog entry by noyelles on Jun 16, 2014

34 photos

... an orthodox cathedral & sitting in a park. Here we parted for Dick to return & Jane to go on exploring. Jane walked a few kms to St Isaac’s Church to find the museum was closed and there was a long queue to buy tickets to climb umpteen steps to the dome, she decided it was too hard plus the hour’s walk back to the hotel. After a good lie down to recover, we ventured out to restaurant near by which proved to be a good choice.


St. Petersburg Wrap-up

A travel blog entry by ryan.diplock on Oct 22, 2013

11 photos

... translation services. Not to mention even if the opera was in English my attention span would probably face a challenge with sleep...people were nodding off left and right as an opera is not exactly a Zenit football game.

Sunday a group of us decided to experience the Russian "banya". For those who don't know, Russian's will all go to these public bath-houses called "banya's", basically get naked and then go inside these super hot steam rooms. The Banya ...

Tour of the city and some history

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on Sep 03, 2013

4 photos

... the past, bridges were removed in winter and people simply crossed the frozen waterways. With cars, and better permanent bridges, this isn't necessary any more. The buildings are amazing. First, the scope of each building. I have not seen as many enormous buildings in any other city (not talking skyscrapers, but rather breadth of buildings). Virtually every building is ornate and intricate in its adornment. Then there are the colours. Each building is a ...