Russia - St Petersburg (PDF Chapter)

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Russia - St Petersburg (PDF Chapter)

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This is the St Petersburg chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.

Beautiful, complex and imperious, with a hedonistic, creative temperament, St Petersburg is the ultimate Russian diva. From her early days as an uninhabited swamp, the 300-year-old city has been nurtured by a succession of rulers, enduring practically everything that history and na-ture’s harsh elements could throw at her.

  • spend a day (or more!) in the Hermitage, one of the world’s most unrivalled art collec-tions
  • maps
  • witness the amazing kaleidoscope of colours that is the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • transport
  • climb the enormous dome of St Isaac’s Cathedral for the best view over the imperial city
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Around St Petersburg, Peterhof and Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo).

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