St Petersburg - Sennaya & Kolomna (Chapter)
This is the Sennaya & Kolomna chapter from Lonely Planet's St Petersburg guidebook.
Sennaya is centred on Sennaya pl, a traditionally poor area immortalised in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Quiet Kolomna is the largest of seven islands and steeped in history and great beauty, featuring the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre and more canals and rivers than any other part of the city.
• climb the 262 steps to the golden dome of marvellous St Isaac's Cathedral for breathtaking views over the historic heart and the Neva River. Inside the cathedral boasts impressive baroque interiors of malachite and marble
• take in the symbol of St Petersburg among the newlyweds at the statue of the Bronze Horseman, Catherine the Great's homage to Peter the Great
• see a dazzling Russian ballet or opera classic at the iconic Mariinsky Theatre
• restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore: Sennaya & Kolomna, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Sennaya, Kolomna, Eating, Sennaya, Kolomna, Drinking & Nightlife, Sennaya, Kolomna, Sleeping and Entertainment.
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