Of all St. Petersburg's attractions, the country estate of Peterhof is perhaps the place that inspires the greatest pride ... More
Of all St. Petersburg's attractions, the country estate of Peterhof is perhaps the place that inspires the greatest pride among the city's population. Extravagant and bombastic in parts, elegant and relaxed in others, Peterhof's palace and grounds are a more than ample testimony to the crazy opulence of Tsarist Russia. The steps leading down from the palace to the lower gardens run next to the Grand Cascaden, a large area comprised of nearly 150 fountains, glittering golden statues and checkered ceramic. Admission fees vary.
Many churches were closed or torn down during the time of Communism, but not the 18th century St. Nicholas Cathedral.
It was one of 15 churches which remained open and working. The ice blue and white cathedral was well ...
While eyes are naturally drawn to the splendorous St Isaac's Cathedral across the square of the same name, the less
noticeable Mariinskii Palace is nonetheless of some interest. Designed by a German in 1839 1844, the palace was ordered ...
The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is situated in the cultural hub of St Petersburg, near the Palace Square and the
Hermitage Museum . The hotel is housed in a Petersburg mansion, designed by Basil von Witte in 1853, and ...