Nevsky Hotel Moyka 5
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... 3 hours in and out and left felling both very relaxed and very Finnish. So Finnish we endured their national soccer game that evening (resulting in a Finland loss).
St Petersburg – We had organized our St Petersburg venture a few weeks earlier and had been looking forward to the leg ever since. Due to visa issues, the easiest way to travel was via ferry for with in the strict timeframe of 72 hours. The ferry across was an experience in itself. Complete ...
... enough to me that how come a world famous museum can be so quite. In Beijing, it is always crowded and noisy near the Forbidden City. And, only 400 RU for the ticket. What a deal!
Since I didn't pay for the camera fee, no photos were taken but only one when I stood in the steps. My experience in the museum was about walking, seeing, resting. It seemed the same for every museum visit, but this one was different. I barely stoped ...
In the afternoon, we visited Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoe Selo. Another "jaw dropping" experience. In 1708, Peter the Great gave this palace to his wife, Empress Catherine 1 as a gift. It became it became the summer country retreat for the royals and, between 1744 and 1756, it was transformed into a lavish baroque and classical masterpiece. More gold, more opulence, more grandeur, more ornate carvings and statues, lots of mirrors and more wonderful ...
... Intricate decoration, gold plating, mosaics and ceiling paintings everywhere. Highlight was the giant clock that was a peacock. I am an animal lover after all. Also visited another museum based on collections from Peter the Great from around the globe. But the main draw for me, initially at least, was the collection of anatomical abnormalities. What I'm faced with are jars upon jars of two headed foetuses and what appear to be ...
We have 2 day tickets, so can break it up a little.
By accident we wandered in via a quieter entrance, the reason it was quieter was that it lead to a more obscure part of the displays - the Siberian archelogical section. Not an area we'd have sought out, but was extremely interesting, not least because we were going to be travelling thru there next week. It was stunning how sophisticated their culture was in the periods the displays ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking