Hotel Riviera

Address: Petersburg 188660, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, 188660, Russian Federation | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located in the 1 area of St. Petersburg, is near State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Nicholas' Naval Cathedral, Alexander Column, and General Staff Building.
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

First day in Russia

A travel blog entry by newsbob on Aug 23, 2014

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... against the excesses of their royal overlords in the early 20th century.

Backpacks and coats were supposed to be left at a coat check area near the entrance. But just like our guide had predicted, the coat check ladies exercised a lot of their own discretion, and they let me keep my jacket and fanny pack.

Everyone was required to wear disposable shoe covers, to prevent damage to the wood floors.

The ...

Saint Petersburg

A travel blog entry by karangi on May 29, 2014

68 photos

... br> The area surrounding the city is susceptible to major flooding because it is low-lying and there is a phenomena known as 'the long wave from the Baltic'. As far back as Peter the Great they attempted to deal with this and he brought experts from Holland to develop a dyke system. This has been expanded and improved over the years and now there is a modern dam system across Neva Bay that all ships entering the port have to pass through.




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Last day in Russia

A travel blog entry by guytang on Mar 06, 2014

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I had done so much yesterday that was a little pooped out today and slept in until late. I also had to do a little planning too as the original plan was to go to Tallinn after St. Pete. Now I was just making it up as I went along. So this morning I did a quick search for what there was to do in Vilnius and also planned the rest of my route back to London (original plan had me going through Berlin to Amsterdam and then catching ...

Of fortresses and Frustrations

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Sep 03, 2013

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... well as those involved with assassination attempts on Alexander II and III. Where known, the cells contain information boards on who was held there. Very, very basic furnishings (of course).

After the prison, realising I had spent more time in the fortress than I thought I would, I left by the eastern gate to find Peter the Great's cabin, his first residence in the city. I found it easily. However, it was closed. Disappointed I then decided to visit ...

Peter's Court

A travel blog entry by rachel21601 on Jul 25, 2013

10 photos

... the 'Baroque' architect to redo the main Palace; fountains and formal gardens were installed the grounds, now called the 'Russian Versailles' . The Palace is only slightly less opulent than Catherine's Palace at Tsarskoye Velo, but feels much lighter. As befits a country home, 'flowers from the garden' have been brought inside and appear in the patterns on the fabrics and wallcoverings. The gardens, planted with everyday flowers, ...