Lonely Planet St Petersburg (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Tom Masters, Simon Richmond
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Lonely Planet St Petersburg is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour the Hermitage, party through the White Nights, or enthral yourself in the Mariinsky Ballet; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of St Petersburg and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's St Petersburg Travel Guide:
- Full-colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - art, architecture, literature
- Free, convenient pull-out St Petersburg map (included in print version), plus over 15 colour maps
- Covers Sennaya, Kolomna, Smolny, Vosstaniya, Vasilyevsky Island, Petrogradsky Island, Vyborg Side and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet St Petersburg, our comprehensive guide to St Petersburg, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.
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Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Tom Masters, Simon Richmond.
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Tough times in the rural villages and job opportunities in the new factories hastened a human flood into the capital. By the 1880s, the population climbed past a million, with hundreds of thousands cramped into slummy suburban squalor. The gap between high society and the lower depths had long been manageable, but now they kept running into each other. The people had arrived. God Save the Tsar ‘We, workers and inhabitants of the city of St Petersburg, our wives, children, and helpless old
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enter the Benois Wing to your right or continue straight ahead for the comprehensive account of Russian folk art, a really lovely display featuring everything from kitchen equipment to giant carved house gables. Room 49 is a long corridor devoted to the museum's history showcasing old photos and posters from past exhibitions. Room 54: Repin Room 54 features Repin’s enormous rendition of the Ceremonial Sitting of the State Council on 7 May 1901, Marking the Centenary of Its Foundation. Around
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you’d expect, but compared to the other luxury properties in town, it caters to a more cost-conscious traveller. All 29 rooms are spacious and comfortable, with king-size beds, big double-glazed windows and environmentally friendly cork flooring. The premium-priced design rooms cater for the more aesthetically driven. Official State Hermitage HotelLUXURY HOTEL ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; %812-777 9810; www.thehermitagehotel.ru; ul Pravdy 10, Vosstaniya; r from R9410; naW;