Petro Sport Hotel
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- TV Channel One Russia
- Indoor pool
- High-speed internet in room
- Russian TV Channels Available
- Hot tub
- TV Other Russia
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... visited other European cities for inspiration, hence a real Venetian and Amsterdam feel to SP. On our city tour we were never far away from water ... Neva River or one of many canals. Therefore hundreds of bridges crossing what seems to be murky waterways.
Our tour took us past the highlights of SP. Photo stops at St Isaac's Cathederal, Neva River Bank, Mars Park and the house where Peter the Great first lived while the more grand buildings were being constructed. Lots of islands ...
... canal and it looked like a lighthouse, as St Nicholas is the payron saint of sailors. Since this is a practicing church, we were asked to be particularly respectful by not taking photos inside thr church and being very quiet and careful not to disturb the worshippers. Tourists are normally not permitted in the church. The interior of the church was filled with religious icons, which are the focal point of worshippers, who have a particular icon ...
... the fireworks was getting blocked by all the smoke! They also have a boat that comes past with bright red sails.
The next day it was off to explore St Petersburg. We did a bus tour around the city stopping at various points for photos. This included a random church that was then turned into a university, as well as St Isaacs Cathedral, the Church of the Spilt Blood and various points along the river. We also went into a traditional Russian Orthodox church that had a ...
... the Gulf of Finland. My hostel was off the main street called Nevskiy Prospect and one of my first views of the city is a canal with the Kazan Cathedral on one end and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (nice ring to it, must sound a little more elegant in Russian) at the other. With all of this beauty comes a price, which were high taxes on the peasantry and the deaths of many conscripted to build, due to horrible ...
... lurk there. It is like the city is a staging a huge fraud! In reality it is probably taking a long time to turn into a progressive, modern city, and of course, starting at the front is most advantageous. It has been an eye opener to spend a little bit longer here and find out what really lies behind those gorgeous street fronts.
Nostalgia and reflection over, we walked across the bridge to the Peter and Paul Fortress, designed ...