Nevsky Contour Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... s been doing this for 10 years and he knew his job well. We were fortunate to have him.
St. Petersburg is home to almost five million people and not the prettiest city in Europe. Most of the older buildings are brick with a painted stucco coating, which in many cases is badly in need of repair. The Soviet era apartment buildings where many citizens live, are truly ugly and in need of repair. But it is a city with a fascinating history and we very much enjoyed our two days ...
Arriving at the Russian airport was very exciting - we had our expensive and painful Visas stamped into our passports and waited in line for ages to pass through immigration... scary! Interestingly our passports weren't checked when we arrived in Naples or Athens! We made it through and were picked up by our new tour leader (we were too scared to do Russia on our own) and zoomed towards our hotel. After meeting our group we had showers and went out to explore ...
... churches and we found ourselves at The Hermitage museum. So you probably know neither of us are up for museums all that often, if ever. Well here we did a lifetime of museum visits in one hit. This famed place is home to over 3 millions pieces and based in a huge palace. 3 hours later and battling back the yawning and we found ourselves sucking on a few local brews.... well earned. A chicken kiev or two later (side note, these were actually ...
St. Petersburg represents architecture from many different European countries. Peter the Great had brought architects from all over Europe to help build the city. The different facades make this city so incredibly beautiful.
The Palace Square was laid out in the 1920 by an Italian architect, Carlo Rosi, who had developed a number of streets and squares in St. Petersburg.
Earlier in history the square was where Tsarist ...
... to find it we stubbled on what turned out to be a Belgium restaurant Kriek with one English menu that we shared with a couple of Belgium travellers at the table next to us. The waitress couldn't speak English – trying to use her phone to translate – but we got there in the end and the meal was great value at a cost of about 2,500 Rouble including tip ($65 AUD) for entree, mains and 2 beers (1.5 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking