Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... I can’t think of any other work of art in the world with more beautiful craftsmanship. No wonder my great-grandmother loved to collect them.
When Marjorie was living in Moscow, she discovered Russian Art and began collecting it. This was after the Russian Revolution of 1917 when the Bolsheviks overthrew the Czars and the palaces were stripped of their treasures, stored in warehouses by the Soviets and sold to wealthy Americans or Europeans coming through. The ...
... back to Felixstowe, that's gone totally out of the window!). Fortunately I still had my food pack from the train, so that was breakfast whilst I was doing my planning. When everything was done, I went out for the 2 things left that I wanted to see, the Peter and Paul fortress and the St. Isaac's cathedral. The Peter and Paul's fortress was a bit of a let down, I wasn't expecting much but it was pretty crapy, I wouldn't waste ...
... is attended by a babushka to make sure you dont damage anything. None of them spoke english so when one of them started talking to me for some reason, I had to tell her I couldn't understand her and that I only spoke a little Russian. She then asked me where I was from (that I understood). When I said Australia, her eyes lit up and exclaimed "kangaroo! Kangaroo"! "Da, Da" I replied.
I left Peter's house behind and slowly made my way back to the boat for the trip back to the city. ...
... Palace, former spectacular Hermitage Museum, a treasure trove of magnificent works of art - international art rather than Russian art. We saw paintings by Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and Raphael as well as several French Impressionists and a Michelangelo statute to mention a few. Diane and I had a very nice dinner at the hotel restaurant before going out to a Russian folk dancing evening. Very touristy but excellent ...
... be where we would stay for the next 72 hours. To be honest the room was nice, but you'd have thought they would have removed the step ladder and un-hung paintings before we arrived!
Leaving the “hotel” promptly we decided to dive straight into the city, with the “Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood ” just around the corner we thought we'd take a look and then find somewhere to eat. It was a good choice as our first real look at ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsSaint-Petersburg Hotel St. Petersburg
Being on the other side of the river from the historic district made for expensive cab rides or a bit of a walk to their extensive metro, but the view was worth it!
The room was exceptional for the price paid and the term "breakfast included" left visions of rolls and coffee. In reality it was a feast! Eggs and sausages fixed multiple ways, fruit, bread, vegetables and salads. In Russia it seemed every breakfast includes tomatoes and cucumbers. Pastries, merinegues, pancakes with fruits or syrups and of course coffee tea and fruit juices, all in a dinning room with the fabulous view of the historic St Petersburg.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.