CM City: Saint Petersburg

Vital Facts and Numbers

Country: Russia
Currency: Ruble
Dialling Code: +7
Emergency Number: 101

Winter Palace

Where To Stay

Hotel Astoria
This grand hotel offers 5-star luxury in a modern, welcoming setting. Borsalino restaurant serves classic dishes from Italy’s different regions – the menu was crafted by Fulvio Pierangelini, well known for his two Michelin starred restaurant in Tuscany. In the full-service spa enjoy a massage or choose from a range of facials, with tempting names like papaya purity or cotton softness.

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Address: 39 Bolshaya Morskaya, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000
Telephone: +7 812 494 5757
Website: https://www.roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/hotel-astoria/


Alexander House
Located a 10-minute drive from the city centre, this charming guest house offers suites named after cities and countries, like London, Mexico and Barcelona. Relax in the library with a book, take a seat by the fireplace and if weather allows, enjoy the tranquil, leafy garden.

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Address: 27 Kryukov kanal emb. St.Petersburg, Russia, 190068
Telephone: +7 812 334 3540
Website: http://a-house.ru/?lang=en  


Dom Boutique Hotel
Originally built as a set of apartments by a French architect, this 19th-century boutique hotel offers elegant accommodation with a trendy twist. Cosy rooms come with eclectic decor, including chandeliers and black-tiled bathrooms with gold accents. Giardino Restaurant dishes up elegant Italian classics beneath a glass ceiling.Dom 8Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 18.26.51Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 18.27.50Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 18.29.26Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 18.25.49
Address: Gangutskaya ul., 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191187
Telephone: +7 812 245-10-40
Website: http://domboutiquehotel.com/en

Where To Eat

L’Europe
Feast on port-poached veal or Beluga and Ocscietra caviar in this elegant eatery with art nouveau décor, stained glass windows and high ceilings. Some evenings offer live ballet or jazz performances.

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Address: Nevsky Prospekt, Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa 1/7, 191186 St Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7 812 329 6000
Website: http://www.belmond.com/grand-hotel-europe-st-petersburg/restaurants_europe

Ginza
This lively, rustic-chic restaurant dishes up an eclectic, stylish menu of Russian, Japanese and Italian cuisine, like seafood soup, lamb saddle baked in a tandoor oven and sashimi Amakase.

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Address: 16 Aptekarsky Lane, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 197022
Telephone: +212 5377-33636
Website: http://en.ginza.ru/spb/restaurant/ginza

Russkaya Rybalka (Russian Fishing)
This unique seafood restaurant is set within an elegant log cabin on the banks of a lake, where diners can catch their own fish for dinner! Your catch can be wood-fired, baked in foil or open grilled, and served with a range of pickles, salads and soups.

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Address: Yuzhnaya Road, 11, Saint Peterburg, Russia, 197110
Telephone: +7 812 633-02-00
Website: http://www.russian-fishing.ru/krestovskiy/en/


What To Do

Peterhof
Explore this magnificent park and palace complex, which date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Appreciate the Baroque architecture of the Grand Palace. Stroll through the vast gardens with their fountains and man-made lake, reminiscent of France’s Palace of Versailles.

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Address: Razvodnaya ulitsa, 2, St Petersburg, Russia, 198516
Telephone: +7 812 450-52-87
Website: http://eng.peterhofmuseum.ru/index.php?lang=eng


Yelagin Island
Once a royal residence, this island located just north of Saint Petersburg is now a vast public recreation area, offering museums, exhibition centres and a grand, 1780s-built palace to explore. There are lakes with boats for hire, as well as an ice-rink and even a ski run. Cultural events take place here throughout the year, from tulip and sculpture displays to live music and theatre.

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Address: Yelagin Island, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 197374
Telephone: +7 812 430-09-11
Website: http://elaginpark.org/en


With The Family

Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines
Give the kids a slice of what life was like before the advent of today’s sophisticated games consoles. Even adults will find it fascinating to see what arcade games were on offer during the Soviet Union era. A truly retro experience!

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Address: Konyushennaya Sq., 2 Bldg. V, St. Petersburg, Russia, 191186
Phone: +7 981 185-56-35
Website: http://www.15kop.ru/


Mirror Maze (Pikabolo)
Lose yourself in a vast labyrinth of your own reflection. Marvel at the infinity room and be dazzled by Europe’s largest kaleidoscope.

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Address: 3 Nevsky Prospekt, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 191023
Phone: +7 (812) 456-06-84
Website: https://pikabolo.ru/en


On Business
Saint Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city, after Moscow. Regarded as Russia’s cultural capital, this city has a population of around 5.1 million. Saint Petersburg is home to the offices of a large number of foreign consulates, international corporations, banks and businesses.

Saint Petersburg generates 5% of Russia’s GDP, which is eclipsed by Moscow’s 26%. However, Saint Petersburg is still a major gateway for trade, as well as a industrial and financial hub for Russia. The city specialises in oil and gas trade, shipbuilding yards, machine building, aerospace industry, radio and electronics, software and computers, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, among many other industries. Russia has been experiencing an ongoing financial crisis in recent years due to the fall in the oil price as well as the international economic sanctions which have been imposed on the country.

City Tourist Information Bureau
Address: Sadovaya ulitsa, 14/52, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 191023
Phone: +7 (812) 242-39-06
Website: http://www.visit-petersburg.ru/en

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