Russia - St Petersburg (Chapter)
This is the St Petersburg chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.
Beautiful, complex and imperious, with a hedonistic, creative temperament, St Petersburg is the ultimate Russian diva. Constantly in need of repair but with a carefree party attitude, Piter seduces all who gaze upon her grand facades, glittering spires and gilded domes.
- spend a day (or more!) in the Hermitage, one of the world’s most unrivalled art collections
- witness the amazing kaleidoscope of colours that is the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood
- restaurants and accommodation
- revel with locals during the ethereal endless daylight of the White Nights
Coverage includes: Sights, Activities, Walking Tour, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking, Entertainment, Shopping, Information, Getting There & Away, Getting Around, Around St Petersburg, Peterhof, Oranienbaum, Strelna & around, Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo), Pavlovsk, Gatchina, Repino and Kronshtadt.
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