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.
Lonely Planet PDF eBooks are PDF versions of our guides. They are available from the Lonely Planet Shop as either individual chapters or complete guides. PDF files can be printed and are viewable on eReaders, tablets, smart-phones and PCs. Learn more about Lonely Planet PDF eBooks.
Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF