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Cult Peter for one weekend, or how to start spring with a romantic walk

February 23 2007

Approaching International Women's Day. Unfortunately, this holiday does not mean long festivities, but the couple of days rest will be. So, why do not you go to the most romantic city in Russia - St. Petersburg.

Not everyone can afford a trip to the compartment, SW, and luxury car on the "Red Arrows". There are currently reserved seat to the north of the capital from Moscow will cost you only 390 rubles. Tickets for all holidays it is desirable to purchase two weeks before the planned trip. Better to buy a return ticket - in St. Petersburg to buy coveted ticket is much more difficult. In addition, it will cost you a hundred rubles more expensive.

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Note that it is not necessary to purchase tickets at the Leningrad station - you can buy them in any other box office haul. It is very convenient to buy tickets on the night train, sitting in the car after midnight, you're a good night's sleep and arrive in St. Petersburg for the opening of cafes and museums.

Over the same two weeks before departure we advise you to book online and telephone number in a hotel or hostel. There is a third option: the Moscow train station is always "on duty" many old ladies with signs. They are adequate for the money offered you a room or even an apartment.

Hotels in St. Petersburg as in Moscow, there are very, very expensive, on average, from 1500 rubles per person. But the hostel is much more effective and democratic alternative. Night at the slightly more modest circumstances will cost you between 300 to 900 RUR per person. The great advantage of such housing can be called and its location in the heart of the city.

In St. Petersburg in Russia built the second largest metro, but is likely to underground these days you do not need. City center is quite compact, and sleeping areas, Peter resemble scenery from the film "Stalker". Dirty neremontiruemye home, garbage on the streets, almost complete lack of parks and entertainment venues. Therefore, if you do not want to spoil the impression of a romantic trip to the city on the Neva River, viewing neighborhoods better to miss.

It is natural to start sightseeing is from the Palace Square. Here is the Winter Palace (architect BF Rastrelli) and the main building of the General Staff (architect C. Rossi). On the east side of Palace Square is located the headquarters building Guards Corps, and in the center of the Alexander Column.

We recommend that you at least a few hours to look at the Hermitage, located in the Winter Palace. Students and beneficiaries of the entrance is still free, but for the rest of the Russians 100 rubles.

Visit Kunstkammer decide with his chosen by mutual request. In the hall of anatomical anomalies are always drawn a great place, but people with a fragile psyche and good mood is there better not meddle. Two-headed babies and other horrors are not the best show on March 8.

Take a walk on the fortress located on Hare Island. Then visit the Russian Museum, visit to St Isaac's Cathedral and the Savior on the Blood. Near the town are Peterhof and Catherine's Palace, but their visit, we recommend to defer to a warm seasons. A great place in St. Petersburg, a great multitude, but for their inspection needs more than one week: 200 museums, 80 theaters, 60 cinemas, a number of boutiques and cafes is almost unquantifiable.

echerom before leaving for Moscow, be sure to visit one of the theaters. Here to your choice of the Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theatre named after MP Mussorgsky, drama, comedy and "Baltic House" named Komissarzhevskaya.

Alex Vitvitskiy


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