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Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to St Petersburg, the ultimate guide to this beautiful city. The full-colour section introduces St Petersburg’s highlights, from world-class ballet and opera at the Mariinskiy Theatre to the gilded mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on the Blood. The guide takes a detailed look at Russian history, literature and cultural life with expert background on everything from the superlative art collection of the Hermitage and the city’s spectacular Imperial palaces to ...

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Overview

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to St Petersburg, the ultimate guide to this beautiful city. The full-colour section introduces St Petersburg’s highlights, from world-class ballet and opera at the Mariinskiy Theatre to the gilded mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on the Blood. The guide takes a detailed look at Russian history, literature and cultural life with expert background on everything from the superlative art collection of the Hermitage and the city’s spectacular Imperial palaces to snowmobiling in Karelia. There are plenty of practical tips and information on all the best accommodation, transportation and restaurants and lively reviews of hundreds of shops, bars and clubs. Discover every corner of St. Petersburg with the clearest maps of any guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858286938
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/31/2001
  • Series: Rough Guides Travel Series
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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Dan Richardson has been writing for Rough Guides since 1984. He is author of the Rough Guides to Moscow, St Petersburg and co-author of the Rough Guides to Budapest and Bulgaria. Dan has also written travel and non-travel articles for the Guardian, Indepe

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Table of Contents


Colour section     1
Introduction     4
What to see     7
When to go     10
Things not to miss     12
Basics     17
Getting there     19
Red tape and visas     28
Health     32
Information     34
Arrival     35
City transport and tours     36
The media     43
Holidays and festivals     44
Trouble and the police     48
Travel essentials     50
The City     59
Within the Fontanka     61
The Hermitage     115
The Russian Museum     137
Vasilevskiy Island     151
The Peter and Paul Fortress, Petrograd Side and the Kirov Islands     166
Liteyniy, Smolniy and Vladimirskaya     190
The Southern Suburbs     213
Vyborg Side     221
Out of the City     231
The Imperial palaces     233
Kronstadt, the Gulf coast and Vyborg     281
Shlisselburg, Valaam and Kizhi     294
Novgorod     307
Listings     321
Accommodation     323
Eating and drinking     337
Clubs and live venues     355
The arts     362
Shopping     371
Children's St Petersburg     379
Sports     382
Contexts     389
A history of St Petersburg     391
Books     418
Language     425
Travel store     443
Small print & Index     449
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