St. Petersburg (Russia) Reviews
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St. Petersburg (Russia) ... Санкт-Петербург ) is a city located in Northwestern Federal District of Russia on the delta of the Neva River at the east end of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It is informally known as Piter (Питер) and was formerly known as Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924) and Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991). Founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May 16(27), 1703 as a "window to Europe", it served as the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years. St. Petersburg ceased being the capital when the capital was moved to Moscow after the Russian Revolution of 1917. With about 4.8 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, Saint Petersburg is Russia's second-largest city, Europe's eleventh largest metropolitan area, a major European cultural center, and the most important Russian port on the Baltic. The city has a total area of 1439 square km, which makes it the second biggest city in terms of area among cities with over a million inhabitants in Europe, after London."
Newest Review: ... arrived) or better still, book tickets online and bypass the queue. 2) Student cards. There are a few good discounts for students - the Hermitage was free and we got a discount at St Isaacs cathedral. You don't need to have an ISIC, you can just have your university membership card. 3) Go to the ballet. Kind of goes without saying. We went to the Mikhailovsky and brought tickets the day ... more
Customer St. Petersburg (Russia) Reviews (3)
by - written on 24/08/09 (Useful, 31 readings)
As with some of my other travel reviews, I will stick to writing about the highlights of my trip to St Petersburg. 1) The Hermitage. We arrived at about 9am and still queued for 2 hours before getting in. People arriving later had waits of up to 4 hours. Either get there first thing (it opens at 10.30am and there were queues when we arrived) or better still, book tickets online and bypass the queue. 2) Student cards. There are a few good discounts for students - the Hermitage was free and we got a discount at St Isaacs cathedral. You don't need to have an ISIC, you can just have your university membership card. 3) Go to the ballet. Kind ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/03/02, updated on 05/04/02 (Useful, 48 readings)
In December 2001 I went on a business trip to Saint Petersburg. The talks were tough, exhausting and, in my (interpreter’s) opinion, as nauseating as persistency of prostitutes who tried to impose themselves in vain on my sweet solitude. So I didn’t have much time to spare, and the few hours I managed to snatch from the busy schedule were spent on two or three walks down the Nevsky Prospekt and some shopping. It wasn’t my first visit to the city. I served in the army there. I frequented it later on. Spent a part of my honeymoon (even though that marriage collapsed soon, some memories of our honeymoon in Saint Petersburg are now bright rather ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/04/01, updated on 11/04/01 (Very useful, 44 readings)
St Petersburg is a breathtaking city. Beautiful beyond belief. As you emerge from the train station, above the clamour of the streets and shabbiness of its denizens, rises beautiful buildings. As you head down the main street, you see that the building of equal splendour line the streets and run round the corners...The scale is huge and just gets larger and larger until you get to a cathedral with a curved arcade of columns that you would swear dwarfed the colloseum. Down every avenue lies a museum or church, all worth the few roubles it costs to get in. And it all just gets grander and grander culminating in the Hermitage and Catherine’s palace. ... Read the complete review
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