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St. Petersburg - Pushkin

St. Petersburg - Pushkin

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St Petersburg (Caнкт-Петєрбýрг) is the second-largest city in Russia and the 4th largest in Europe. The capital of former czarist Russia, the 'gateway to Europe', the 'Venice of the north' and the largest port of the country, this city has everything and more to make your stay a pleasant one.




  • Central St. Petersburg - Situated between the Neva in the north and the Obvodny Canal in the south and crossed by the Fontanka and Moika rivers. It includes the Hermitage Museum and the main avenue of the city, Nevsky Prospekt, and is full of architectural monuments of the late 18th-19th centuries.
  • Vasilievsky Island - The eastern part of the Vasilievsky Island has long been the center of the city's academic life. Many examples of the 18th century architecture as well as the famous early 19th-century ensemble of the Spit of the Vasilievsky Island are there. The more western parts have been gradually developed since 1850.
  • Petrograd Side - It hosts the site where the city was founded in 1703 and includes the Peter and Paul Fortress dating back to the first half of the 18th century, but the rest of the borough was mostly built over in the late 19th-early 20th century and is rich in notable architectural monuments of that period.
  • Northern Saint Petersburg - Mostly an urban commuter area of monotonous and often ugly Soviet-era apartment blocks. There are some notable landmarks scattered across it, such as the Academy of Forestry with its park, Military Medical Acedemy, Polytechnical University and Buddhist Datsan.
  • Southern Saint Petersburg - This area boasts gorgeous industrial architecture and magnificent Stalinist buildings. A former industrial borough, it was the place of strikes preceding the revolution of 1917, and the scene of the siege of Leningrad during WWII.
  • Right Bank - Very little visited, this area hosts historical gunpowder factories, a few beautiful churches and parks, the Ice Palace hockey arena and the Ladozhsky Train Station.



Sights and Activities


St.Petersburg (Hermitage) - Room

St.Petersburg (Hermitage) - Room

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The Hermitage Museum is one of the oldest and most famous museums in the world, located by the Neva river in St. Petersburg. Although founded in 1764, it only opened to the public in 1852. Its collection holds over 3 million pieces, of which around 65,000 are on display. The highlights include a number of paintings by Rembrandt, Madonnas by Leonardo da Vinci, sculptures by Canova and several paintings by Matisse. The museum spreads out over 6 buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, the former residence of the Russian Emperors. Of these, only 4 are partially open to visitors. To avoid standing in line, tickets to the Hermitage can be bought online. In recent years, a number of dependencies of the Hermitage have been established, to include the Hermitage Amsterdam in Amsterdam and Hermitage-Kazan Exhibition Center in Kazan, Tatarstan, while Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Vilnius is scheduled for opening in 2011.



Events and Festivals

Stars of White Nights Festival

Held in St Petersburg’s Mariinski Theater, this festival kicks off in May and ends in July, highlighting the Russian love of opera, classical music, and ballet with top artists, orchestras, solo musicians, and conductors showing off their talent.

St Petersburg Beer Festival

The June Beer Festival is one of the all-time favorites in St Petersburg, featuring hundreds of brands laid out at the Peter and Paul Fortress. Thousands attend, and there’s live music and food to keep the party going.




St. Petersburg has a continental climate with relatively warm summers and cold winters. Average high temperatures in summer (June to early September) are between 20 °C and 23 °C, with a record of 37 °C. From December to February, days are a few degrees below zero but temperatures can plummit at night, with a record low of -36 °C. The average annual amount of precipitation is around 660 mm with about a third of that in the summer months. In winter, the city is usually covered in a layer of snow.



Getting There

By Plane

St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED) is the main gateway to St. Petersburg. There are numerous airlines serving destinations throughout Europe and further away. It is the main hub of Rossiya which has flights to/from Almaty, Amsterdam, Antalya, Arkhangelsk, Astana, Baku, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Bishkek, Chelyabinsk, Copenhagen, Dubai, Dushanbe, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Heraklion, Hurghada, Irkutsk, Istanbul, Kaliningrad, Khabarovsk, Kiev, Krasnoyarsk, Larnaca, London, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Murmansk, Novosibirsk, Odessa, Paris, Paphos, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Prague, Rhodes, Rome, Rostov-on-Don, Salzburg, Samara, Samarkand, Sharm el-Sheikh, Simferopol, Sochi, Sofia, Stockholm, Tashkent, Tel Aviv, Tenerife, Thessaloniki, Tyumen,Volgograd, Yekaterinburg and Yerevan.
British Airways offers direct flights from London-Heathrow to St. Petersburg. Alternatively, one can opt to fly on a low-cost airline from the United Kingdom to Riga and onwards take the overnight train to Vitebsky station in St Peterburg.
Marshrutkas (minibuses) run on several lines, some of them following the city bus routes (and using matching line numbers). Pulkovo Airport is served by two regular bus lines (no. 13 and 39).

By Train

St. Petersburg has four major railway stations, with long-distance connections to all directions.

  • Vitebsky station is serviced by international trains from the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Belarus, Ukraine and Central Europe.
  • Baltiysky station offers another connection with Riga.
  • Finlyansky station is serviced by the direct international train to Helsinki and other destinations in Finland. There are four daily high-speed trains in each direction between Helsinki and St. Petersburg. These trains take about 3.5 hours to cover the route. Trains also stop in Tikkurila, Lahti, Kouvola and Vainikkala in Finland and in Vyborg in Russia.
  • Ladozhsky station offers connections up north to Karelia and Arkhangelsk, as well as another direct connection to both Helsinki and Moscow, but most trains to the capital leave from Moskovsky station, which is by far the largest of the five.
  • Moskovsky station offers connections with Moscow, central Russia (Voronezh) and southern Russia (Sochi).

By Bus

Eurolines provides services to and from Helsinki.
Two daily buses provide services to Vyborg and St. Petersburg from Helsinki, one of which originates in Turku. There's also one daily bus from Tampere and three weekly buses from Lappeenranta. Check Matkahuolto for more information about prices and schedules.

By Boat




Getting Around

Down deep

Down deep

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St. Petersburg is huge, and many of its outskirts are not safe for those who do not speak Russian and/or stand out as tourists. But, why bother with them at all, in a city where there is so much to see closer to the centre?

By Public Transport

St. Petersburg's public transport network is extensive and efficient, if often overcrowded. The metro certainly is still the best way for visitors to get around the city, as it covers nearly all of the city's neighbourhoods, with new stations opening almost every year. In addition, it also has some spectacular station architecture. The cost of a ride with the metro is 28 rubles.

Other transport is varied (buses, trams, trolleybuses, marshrutkas), but not so difficult to use with the help of a few pointers. There is only one real disadvantage of the public transport system; the lack of nighttime services (the public transport work approximately from 06:00am to 12:00am), so if you are going to stay out after midnight, you will have to rely on taxis or book a private transfer.

By Bike

The city is not bicycle-friendly. There are some designated lanes, but they are rare and don't form a network. Cycling alongside car traffic is very dangerous and cannot be recommended to anybody not used to the local habits of driving.





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Keep Connected


Russia is a huge country, and excess to the internet varies a lot. The main cities and tourist places have (free) wifi excess at lots of places, like restaurants and cafes (McDonald's is always a safe bet). Internet cafes are present in larger places as well. Rural areas and especially if you venture into remote and/or mountainous areas have little excess at all. Most travellers will find connections though when using their phone or tablet.


See also: International Telephone Calls

The emergency number is 112. The country code for Russia is 7. Russian phone numbers have an area code with three, four or five digits (according to their province), followed by an individual number with, respectively, 7, 6 or 5 digits, always yielding 10 digits in total. The three digit code 800 is used for toll-free calls. Mobile phones always have three-digit "area" codes and seven-digit numbers. Calls within any one area code may omit the area code (except in Moscow). Inter-area code calls within Russia: 8 (wait for tone) full Russian number including area code. The international access code for dialling outwith Russia is the sequence of 8 (wait for secondary tone and then) 10. International calls to Russia, as always, replace the plus sign (+) in the international phone format with the local international access code for the country you're calling from, followed by Russia's country code of 7 followed by the individual Russian phone number including area code.

You will require a SIM-unlocked GSM 900 / 1800 compatible international cell phone when buying a Russian SIM card. If you do not have your own international cell phone, it's best to buy a cheap cell phone with some value on the card. Foreigners can purchase a local SIM card by showing your passport. BeeLine is considered to be the best in terms of reliability and connections quality. However Megafon's services can be a bit cheaper.


Russian Post is the national postal service of Russia. It's English version is currently under construction, but mainly involves the track&trace system. The domestic post is reasonably reliable, and sending international mail is fairly reliable but slow, taking at least a few weeks to European countries, longer to the USA or Australia for example. The delivery of mail sent from abroad to Russia is highly unreliable, and people or companies tend to use foreign adresses, from where a private carrier sends it to Russia. Alternatives like poste restante are non-existent with Russian Post. Most cities and large towns in Russia have a Central Post Office (Glavpochtamt), which also sells stamps and envelopes, and usually has fax services and Internet availability, though the latter mostly not in smaller places. Also, many hotels have postal services, including mail boxes. Post offices tend to keep long hours, usually from 8:00am or 9:00am until 8:00pm or 9:00pm Monday to Friday, and closing earlier during weekends. The main central post offices in the biggest cities keep even longer hours. For sending parcels, you can also try services by DHL Russia and FedEx Russia. For all mail you can use the regular alphabet, though maybe include the country's name in Cyrillic. For sending post to Russia (or trying to receive it) note that addresses should be in reverse order: Russia, postal code, city, street address, name.


Quick Facts


  • Latitude: 59.939039
  • Longitude: 30.315785

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