St. Petersburg Sightseeing
St. Petersburg is a city located by Gulf of Finland in the Russian Federation. In this city almost five million people live, making the city the second biggest in Russia after the capital city of Moscow. St. Petersburg has a rich history which can be noticed while looking at the buildings and streets. It is worth visiting the city to find out more about the metropolis and the history of the Russian Federation.
State Hermitage Museum
The State Hermitage Museum is the Russian state museum. The museum consists of five palaces located by the Neva River. The museum and the art gallery were established in 1764 when Yekaterina Alexeyevna was strongly interested in art, especially in French paintings. She asked French philosopher Denis Diderot to help her purchase the most stunning paintings. In this way, she became an owner of a huge collection of valuable artefacts.
Today, the State Hermitage Museum offers over 1,000 halls and rooms. Tourists are able to admire over 3,000,000 items, which are mainly paintings and sculptures. In the State Hermitage Museum, holidaymakers will find many interesting paintings by distinguished painters, including Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens, Picasso and Monet. It is a place where tourists can spend the whole day. It is a perfect place for everyone who loves art and who wants to find out more about the most important paintings of those times. Currently, the State Hermitage Museum is the biggest museum of its kind in the Russian Federation and one of the largest in the world.
This is a palace located only 24 kilometres from St. Petersburg. It used to be a tsar’s' residence which was constructed in the 18th century. Today, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful and breathtaking palaces in the world. The Detskoye Selo (it is the second name of the place) is full of mysterious stories which attract history lovers. One of them concerns the Amber Room which was placed in this palace. The Amber Room was designed in the 18th century but it was lost during the Second World War. The room was full of pure amber, gold, mirrors and similar artefacts. Today, the Amber Room can be visited by tourists in Tsarskoye Selo; nevertheless, it is not the same room. It is an exact replica which was completed in 2003.
Russian Cruiser Aurora
This is a protected cruiser which is also a symbol of the October Revolution. It was built in 1896, commissioned on the 29th of July, 1903 and in service from 1903 to 1957 – for over fifty years! The cruiser likewise has a rich history background. It participated in various battles, including the First World War. In a list of the most significant battles, you may find the Dogger Bank Incident (1904), the Battle of Tsushima (1905) and the October Revolution (1917). The cruiser did not take part in the Second World War activities but it was sunk on the first of October, 1941 while mooring in the harbour near St. Petersburg. Right after the Second World War, Aurora was renovated and became a museum ship in 1957.
The ship is open for tourists without any additional charges.
St. Petersburg Airport – Pulkovo Airport
St. Petersburg Airport is located 23 kilometres from St. Petersburg city center, the Palace Square, in the Russian Federation. It is also well-known as Pulkovo Airport. It is the international airport which nowadays is considered to be one of the biggest airports in the Russian Federation and in the eastern part of the world.
It was opened on June 24th in 1932 as one of the domestic airports in the Soviet Union. Nowadays, it is the third-busiest airport in the Russian Federation after two main airports in Moscow, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo. The airport is still growing and the building of a new terminal allowed 17,000,000 passengers a year to land and take off. In 2014, there were 14,300,000 passengers served at the St. Petersburg airport, but the number of passengers is increasing year after year.
At the Airport
Passengers who choose Pulkovo airport will discover two terminals at the airport – Pulkovo 1 and Pulkovo 2. The Pulkovo 1 is dedicated to passengers who choose domestic flights and Pulkovo 2 is for the travellers who select more distant journeys, the international ones. What is more, there is likewise a cargo terminal served by Asian Cargo. Lots of facilities are provided at the airport. Passengers will not be dissatisfied because the airport is full of shops, cafes and restaurants. You can also find a post office, a bank, a tourist information center and a flower shop. For the travellers who love surfing the Internet, unlimited access to the ’net is provided.
Passengers may also expect fast check-in at the airport because over 80 check-in counters are available to make services run quickly and smoothly. It is noteworthy and some good news for the tourists who prefer land transport to know that the airport provides free of charge parking spaces and the possibility to rent a car from one of the car companies.
Flight Destinations Available at St. Petersburg Airport
While being at the airport you may notice people from all over the world, and it is nothing unusual because the airport connects passengers from various destinations. The airport provides scheduled flights as well as seasonal. Some examples of provided destinations are: Minsk, Moscow, London, Warsaw and Seoul. However, the most popular destinations in 2013 were Moscow, Antalya, Turkey and Frankfurt, Germany.
To the City Center – Ground Transportation
The Pulkovo airport is situated quite near the city center – it is only 23 kilometres, so the access to the heart of the city is very easy and quick. There are a few possibilities of how travellers can reach their destinations. They are: taxis, public buses and private minibuses. When it comes to public transport there are two buses, numbers 13 and 39. Number 39 leaves the airport every 20-30 minutes to the nearest underground station. The journey lasts from 15-20 minutes, and the bus stop can be found next to Pulkovo 1 terminal. However, bus number 13 departs every 5-15 minutes to the underground station but the bus stop is located near Pulkovo 2 terminal.
St. Petersburg Hotels
It is a five million people located in the Russian Federation. The city has rich history which is interesting to numerous of travellers who visit the city every year. St. Petersburg is a perfect destination for a city break. What is more, it provides suitable accommodation for every holidaymaker no matter how much money the person wants to spend. There are located over 2,500 different kinds of accommodation in Petersburg.
The greatest number of them are apartments (there are over 1300 this type of places).
There are also hotels (about 500), hostels (about 350), Inns (about 150), Guesthouses (about 100), bed and breakfast hotels (about 100) and a lot more. The majority of accommodation is located in the Peterburg city centre. The tourists who love chains hotels will be also delighted because there are some chains in Petersburg, too. Some excellent examples are Azimut, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo and Novotel.
Stay by the Gulf of Finland
Petersburg is also a place where you can relax and forget about everyday activities. If you want to recharge your batteries, you can visit one of the hotels which are located by the Gulf Of Finland. The guests of the hotel are able to stay in rooms overlooking the Gulf. The hotel owners are aware that the hotel guests sometimes may get bored with the gulf surroundings and that is why, it is provided free of chargers transfer to St. Petersburg city center every day. It is a great solutions for the holidaymakers who want to combine relax with sightseeing. What is more, a large number of hotels provide also an airport shuttle.
Visit State Hermitage Museum
The State Hermitage Museum is one of the most important museums in Saint Petersburg. It is located on top five places you must visit list during your stay. The museum is located in the city center and there are also located the hotels. Some of the hotels have received lots of awards and provide the highest standards in their hotels. The buildings were designed to meet expectations of every traveller no matter who they are, how old are they and where are they from.
The hotels provide various facilities for the guests. Some of them are indoor swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant, spa and free of charges car park. What is more, the hotel room is also comfortable – it is equipped with flat-screen TV, minibar and an individual air-condition.
The majority of hotels located in city center are situated only 5 minutes away The State Hermitage Museum.
Accommodation close to airport
For the travellers who want to stay near Pulkovo Airport are placed over 20 hotels and hostels near airport. The majority of the hotel owners offer airport shuttle which is convenient way of traveling for passengers. The hotels usually provide simply solutions which meet the basic needs of the customers. They are mostly used as the transit hotels and this kind of accommodation is mostly chosen by the tourists who have to wait for the next flight many hours. The hotel rooms are frequently equipped with TV sets and double beds.
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