St Petersburg - Smolny & Vosstaniya (Chapter)
This is the Smolny & Vosstaniya chapter from Lonely Planet's St Petersburg guidebook.
Also part of the city centre, the Smolny peninsula is a well-heeled residential district, while next-door Liteyny is centred on Liteyny pr, a commercial street between Smolny and Fontanka River. South of Nevsky pr are Vosstaniya, the focus of a nascent underground scene, and Vladimirskaya, with shopping, markets and quirky museums.
• explore the beating heart of Orthodox St Petersburg in the complex of churches at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery and see the last resting place of many of Russia's greatest artists in the atmospheric cemeteries
• climb the extraordinary baroque spires of the Smolny Cathedral for great views of the city
• savour the superb collection of gorgeous objects at the Museum of Decorative & Applied Arts
• restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore: Smolny & Vosstaniya, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Smolny & Liteyny, Vladimirskaya & Vosstaniya, Eating, Liteyny & Smolny, Vladimirskaya & Vosstaniya, Drinking & Nightlife, Liteyny & Smolny, Vladimirskaya & Vosstaniya, Entertainment, Shopping, Sleeping and Sports & Activities.
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