St Petersburg - Sennaya & Kolomna (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Sennaya & Kolomna chapter from Lonely Planet's St Petersburg guidebook.

Sennaya is centred on Sennaya pl, a traditionally poor area immortalised in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Quiet Kolomna is the largest of seven islands and steeped in history and great beauty, featuring the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre and more canals and rivers than any other part of the city.

  • seeing a dazzling Russian ballet or opera classic at the iconic Mariinsky Theatre or the impressive new Mariinsky II next door
  • maps
  • marveling at the interiors and hearing tales of Rasputin’s grizzly end at the impressive Yusupov Palace
  • transport
  • reliving one of the most famous murders in literature in and around Sennaya Ploshchad, where Dostoevsky set his classic Crime and Punishment
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sports & Activities and Shopping.

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