Lonely Planet St Petersburg (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet St Petersburg (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Tom Masters, Simon Richmond

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 1742209947

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet St Petersburg is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour the Hermitage, party through the White Nights, or enthral yourself in the Mariinsky Ballet; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of St Petersburg and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's St Petersburg Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - art, architecture, literature
  • Free, convenient pull-out St Petersburg map (included in print version), plus over 15 colour maps
  • Covers Sennaya, Kolomna, Smolny, Vosstaniya, Vasilyevsky Island, Petrogradsky Island, Vyborg Side and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet St Petersburg, our comprehensive guide to St Petersburg, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

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Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Tom Masters, Simon Richmond.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.











know who was taking her’. Despite unending official harassment, Akhmatova refused to leave her beloved Leningrad and died there in 1966, having outlived Stalin by over a decade. Her sad life, marked by the arrest and murder of so many friends and even her own son, is also given a very poignant memorial opposite the Kresty Holding Prison, where the poet queued up for days on end to get news of her son following one of his many arrests. When Nikita Khrushchev came to power following Stalin’s death

you’re staying on Vasilyevsky Island, the Petrograd Side or the Vyborg Side and go out late in the city centre, you’ll need to time your trip home well, or wait until dawn. All times are am. Note that the Grenadersky, Kantemirovsky and Sampsonievsky Bridges over the Bolshaya Nevka River (connecting the Vyborg and Petrograd Sides) only go up rarely, and two days' notice is given beforehand. You can check the full, up-to-date timetable at www.razvodka-mostov.ru (in Russian only). Note also that

earned the city unsurprising comparisons to Venice. The similarities don’t stop there, though: any wander in the historic centre will reveal canals lined by Italianate mansions and broken up by striking plazas adorned with baroque and neoclassical palaces. Artistic Powerhouse St Petersburg is an almost unrivalled treasure trove of art and culture. You can spend days in the Hermitage, seeing everything from Egyptian mummies to Picassos, while the Russian Museum, spread over four sumptuous

night. 3Entertainment JFC Jazz ClubJAZZ ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; %812-272 9850; www.jfc-club.spb.ru; Shpalernaya ul 33; cover R100-500; h7-11pm; mChernyshevskaya) Very small and very New York, this cool club is the best place in the city to hear modern, innovative jazz music, as well as blues, bluegrass and various other styles (see the website for a list of what’s on). The space is tiny, so book a table online if you want to sit down. PetrovichLIVE MUSIC (Петрович MAP GOOGLE MAP ;

Universitetskaya nab 5; mains R200-500; h11am-11pm; WE; mAdmiralteyskaya) Given its expensive nearby competition, this place is a great deal and a convenient lunch stop between the museums of the Strelka. The meaty menu has Russian, Eastern European and Caucasian standards and there’s a good-value R200 business lunch (noon-4pm). Add to that a pleasant summer terrace and this is a winner. oRestoranRUSSIAN (Ресторанъ MAP GOOGLE MAP ; www.elbagroup.ru/restoran; Tamozhenny per 2; mains

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