Novotel St Petersburg Centre
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... We were forewarned by the good folks on the interweb that the architecture is in serious competition with the art, and I agree with that assessment - there are surprises wherever one looks.
We purchased our tickets on line which allowed us to jump the queue. We started early and stayed at it until nearly closing time. From ancient (3-4 century B.C.) Siberian artifacts ...
... start up the hundreds of fountains throughout this complex - all gravity-fed from a river nearby. The crowd was huge, with people jostling for position for the best camera shots and pickpockets blatantly plying their trade. The grand palace is massive and incredibly ornate, but the line was enormous, so we decided instead to check out the small cottage-style palace (!!) built by Peter the Great because ...
... string vests astride Harley Davidsons and both staring wistfully into the distance. How has nobody signed these guys yet??
When we got to the Fortress we realised that we were churched & museumed out and couldn’t actually be bothered going into anything! On the walk back we made the exception of heading to the “Church of the Resurrection built on the Spilt Blood” (phew!) it is one of those onion domed orthodox jobbies where the entire ...
... and cascades, fed without the use of pumps from lakes more than 20 kilometres away and 70 metres higher, all designed by Peter the Great. He also put in some trick fountains, triggered by unsuspecting walkers by stepping on a particular stone and wetting them.
From the Peterhof a hydrofoil boat takes 35 minutes for the journey back to the city. The boats are fast, noisy, and produce a lot of smoke – definitely old ...
... pie went down nicely.
I had the fun experience of booking my onward train travel to Moscow. My kind hostel host wrote down exactly what I needed to say, ahem, or hand over. The Moscow bound train station is huge, it took 5 minutes to locate the ticket office. A long wait to the front of the line is met with a grumpy face and a frustrated shouting individual. She's asking me a question and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel St Petersburg Centre St. Petersburg
Definately. Walking distance to the main shopping areas and central sights. Easy access to the Metro
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