St Petersburg - Historic Heart (Chapter)
This is the Historic Heart chapter from Lonely Planet's St Petersburg guidebook.
This is a fast-paced, crowded part of the city, and where the most famous sights are located. A majority of the city's best hotels and restaurants can also be found here. Whether you stay here or not, it's where you'll spend much of your time.
• spend an entire day in the Hermitage, taking a tour through millennia of art and culture from around the world, get lost in the apartments of the Romanovs, see the latest temporary exhibits in the Great Hall and take a tour of the dazzling Golden Rooms
• gawp at the view of the Church on the Spilled Blood from the Griboyedov Canal, and then be awestruck by the mosaics inside
• see perhaps the world's best collection of Russian art at the fantastic Russian Museum
• restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore: Historic Heart, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Visiting The Hermitage, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sleeping and Shopping.
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