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Built on a swamp, the imperial capital is today a dazzling metropolis whose sheer grandeur never fails to amaze. Despite all that history has thrown at it, St Petersburg still feels every bit an imperial capital, a city largely frozen in time.
• 342 canal and river bridges, 120 rooms of art treasures at the Hermitage, 45 bars, pubs and clubs reviewed, 28 palaces and castles, four new galleries and arts spaces
• Comprehensive map section
• Feature coverage of top sights
• Range of planning tools
• In-depth background on St Petersburg's art and music history
Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Historic Heart, Smolny & Vosstaniya, Sennaya & Kolomna, Vasilyevsky Island, Petrograd & Vyborg Sides, Understand & Survive chapters.