St Petersburg - Petrograd & Vyborg Sides (Chapter)
This is the Petrograd & Vyborg Sides chapter from Lonely Planet's St Petersburg guidebook.
The Petrograd Side is a fascinating place with the St Peter and Paul Fortress, an impressive clutch of Style Moderne buildings, a beautiful mosque, many interesting museums and huge swathes of parkland on the Kirov Islands. The Vyborg Side, home to the Finland Station, is famous for its role in Soviet history.
• see the final resting place of the Romanovs, climb the bell tower for stunning views and enjoy the large range of museums and exhibits scattered around the Peter & Paul Fortress
• if the Hermitage left you wanting more, visit the state-of-the-art Hermitage Storage Facility
• spend a day relaxing on the charming, wooded Kirovsky Islands – perfect for picnicking, boating and sunbathing
• restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore: Petrograd & Vyborg, Sides, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Petrogradsky Island, Kirovsky Islands, Vyborg Side, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping.
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