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Saint Petersburg

 Welcome to the majestic and truly tourist-friendly city – Saint Petersburg! Touch its history, taste the spicy mixture of cultures, breathe in the Northern crispy air, listen to the music of Neva river waves, contemplate white sleepless nights! Both headlong entertainment and total cultural exposure await you here! Day in and day out brand-new developments in infrastructure and event venues keep changing the city’s image due to cutting-edge technologies and innovations. Come here by yourself and discover your own Saint Petersburg!

Russian ruble (RBL) 1 ruble = 100 kopeks

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Resque Service +7 812 380 91 19
Tourist Contact Centre +7 800 234 12 58, +7 812 456 03 03

Pravda,
Izvestia
Vedomosti
Vesti
St Petersburg Times
Neva News
Pulse
Spb Dnevnik
Smena

Shops are usually open from 10 am until 10 pm. Most shops are open on Sundays. Many shops and supermarkets are open for 24 hours a day. The opening hours of most banks are 10 am to 6 pm, Monday-Friday.

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City Tourist Information Bureau
Offices:
14/52, Sadovaya ul.
Tel: +7 812 242 39 09
service@ispb.info
Gostiny Dvor Metro Station
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10 am - 7 pm


37, Sadovaya ul..
Tel: +7 812 242 39 04
Sennaya Metro Station
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10 am - 7 pm

25, Milionnaya ul.
Tel: +7 812 417 22 16
Nevsky Prospect Metro Station
Opening hours: Mon-Fr 10 am - 7 pm

Information pavilions:
- Pulkovo Airport (daily 9 am - 8 pm)
- Palace Square (daily 10 am - 7 pm)
- St.Isaac's Square (daily 10 am - 7 pm)
- Aleksandrovsky Park (daily 10 am - 7 pm)
- Vosstaniya Square (daily 10 am - 7 pm)
- Rastrelli Square (weekdays 8.30 am - 4 pm, May-September)
- Marine Facade Seaport (daily 10 am - 7 pm, May-September)

www.visit-petersburg.ru/en/

The City

Dreaming about visiting a paradise-like place on Earth? Come to Saint Petersburg – the so-called museum in the open air. There is no need in visiting any places at all: you can just admire its lavish baroque or reserved classicism architecture and picturesque ribbons of canals by taking leisurely strolls or boat trips. Most daring tourists are welcome to discover city’s diversity by taking helicopter or segway rides. Have never been here before? Professional guides will make your trip as comfortable and enlightening as possible. Have been here for numerous times before? Try to go around the city using our new official mobile application Visit Petersburg.
Saint Petersburg is a caring city which thinks of all types of tourists. It is a real kingdom of heaven for kids. Let them enjoy interactive science museums, puppet theatres and contact zoos here. Young people will be amazed by the number of music events and social venues where they can make new friends. Gourmands are free to reveal tastes of Russian and all international cuisines. Several business areas and complexes are at the disposal of businessmen to participate in plenty of congresses and conferences. Bohemia has a great opportunity to fulfill its potential via taking part in various creative workshops, festivals and experimental projects. Travel and enjoy in winter or summer, rain or shine, young or old!

Top 10

We have picked 10 most popular places, the so-called brands of the city for you to see and explore in Saint Petersburg. These are genuine treasures of the city which you have definitely seen many times on photos, souvenirs and heard of from your friends. Travelers who have visited them at least once will return here more and more times in future to attend current exhibitions and festivals.

The Russian Museum of Ethnography

Peter and Paul Fortress

Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art

Nevsky Prospect

Military-Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineer and Signal Corps

St. Isaac's Square

The Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad

The State Hermitage Museum

The Russian Museum

Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood

Do & See

Do and see things you’ve never done or seen before in your life! Visit a soviet-time apartment with sovietic relics and learn about lives of plain soviet factory workers, pioneers and farm workers. Walk along the pages of Dostoevsky somber novels and meet its heroes on the dusky embankments or shaded parks. Dress up for masquerades and ballrooms, get ready to waltz in the same magnificent dancing halls as Pushkin in the 18 century. Not only learn but also take an active part and interact!

Palace Square

Yusupov Palace

Alexander Nevsky Lavra

The State Museum of the History of Religion

St.Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music Art

The Dostoevsky Museum

The Pushkin Apartment Museum

The Summer Garden

Kunstkamera

Saint Petersburg Metro

Yelagin Island

Smolny Cathedral

The Bronze Horseman

Pavlovsk Park

Peter the Great Aquatoria

The Saint Petersburg Chamber Opera

The State Museum of Political History of Russia

Rimsky-Korsakov Museum

Chaliapin Memorial Apartment

Sheremetev Palace — Museum of Music

Alexandrinsky Theater

ROSPHOTO Exhibition Hall

Through December 31, 2016: Food is a State Matter!

St Isaac’s Cathedral

Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin)

Boat Trips and River Cruises

Mariinsky Theatre

Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan

Events

Don’t miss out on special days and nights when the sky gets brightly colored in all possible hues of fireworks and parade floats as well as crowds of disguised people march along the festively adorned streets and squares. More than 300 events are annually held in the open air or on the best Russian theatre stages: musical, poetic, theatre, patriotic, religious events, etc. Watch the burning of Maslenitsa effigy, crack painted eggs in the course of Easter Fair, greet a ship with spectacular scarlet sails, ride a legendary Harley Davidson bike at the August festival, be the first to watch recently shot movies at the cinema festivals. Saint Petersburg offers events to suit all tastes!

3-5 August 2017: International Festival of Street Theaters

7 July 2018: The Night of Music in Gatchina

10-11 August 2018: Lightnights in Gatchina

7 July 2018: The Day of Dostoevsky

15-16 September 2018: The Official Closing of Fountains at Peterhof

12-22 July 2018: All Together Opera Festival

28 July 2018: Usadba Jazz International Festival

21-27 June 2018: Imperial Gardens of Russia

18-19 августа 2018: Geek Picnic

10-11 June 2018: Stereoleto

27-29 July 2018: Petrojazz Music Festival

All year round: Roof Music Fest

21-22 July 2018: The Battle of the Neva

21-22 July 2018: Metro Family Day

28-29 July 2018: Vkontakte Festival

1 - 30 November 2018: Restaurant Festival

14 June - 15 July 2018: FIFA World Cup 2018

Faceless immersive show

14 June - 15 July 2018: FIFA Fan Fest

29 June - 2 July 2018: Swing of the White Night

13-15 July 2018: Operetta park

5-9 June 2018: St. Petersburg Gourmet Days 2018

21-22 July 2018: Oh Yes! Food!

May - July: White Nights

14-22 July 2018: Baltic Sea Festival

23 May - 29 July 2018: Stars of the White Nights Music Festival

May - September 2018: International Sand Sculpture Festival

Dining

What can be more inspiring than observing marvelous architecture masterpieces through floor-to-ceiling windows and tasting something delicious at the same time? Panoramic views, exquisite menus, mouth-watering desserts, considerate personnel will undoubtedly spice your trip up! Restaurants offering Russian traditional cuisine will not only treat you with well-known borscht, shchi, solyanka, vareniki, Russian salad, and blini but also entertain you with vibrant folk shows! However sophisticated you can be, an abundance of international cuisine restaurants will not fail to surprise you!

Imperial Restaurant

The Idiot Restaurant

Tandoor Indian Restaurant

Literary Сafe Restaurant

Gogol Restaurant

Ivanoff House

Shaliapin Restaurant

Sadko Restaurant

Russian Fishing Restaurant

Capuletti

Restaurant COCOCO

Restaurant F. Dostoevsky

Gzhel Restaurant

Russian Vodka Room №1

Arcobaleno Restaurant

L'EUROPE Restaurant

Percorso Restaurant

Taleon restaurant

Russian Ampir Restaurant

Ribeye

VOX

Meat Head

Golden Café

Gustomaestro

Erivan

Il Lago dei Cigni

TSÉ FUNG

Dans le Noir

Old Customs House

Ukrop Restaurant

Pacman

RaFamily

ChaCha

Tomle

Cafes

Saint Petersburg offers a great variety of cafes for all tastes. Some of them maintain historic city traditions while others concentrate on the latest tendencies in culinary art. Enjoy majestic views of the city from windows of cosy, elegant, rattling, designer and other types of cafes.

Stolle

Stray Dog

Schastye

Brynza

Café Singer

Sladkoezhka

Rasputin Cafe

Polet Cafe

Sever-Metropole

Tryn Trava

Troitsky Most Vegetarian Cafe

Botanika

Zoom Cafe

Sunduk Art Cafe

Del Mar

Avsteriya

C1tizen cafe

Tartarbar

Caffe Italia

WHY NOT CAFE

Frida vegetarian cafe

LaCelletta Caffé

GYROGRILL

Bars & Nightlife

St Petersburg’s bars tend to have themes - sports, Irish, British-style pub, hip Soviet nostalgia - they serve food, usually have DJs or live music and 02.00 is considered early closing. The scene is constantly changing, so check weekly listings and posters around town. Most clubs serve food and are open until 06.00 or later.

Rossi's Club

Nebar

JFC Jazz Club

Metro Club

Barrel

Lomonosov Club and Bar

Coyote Ugly

Daiquiri Bar

Dead Poets Bar

Money Honey

PMI Bar

Raskolnikov Bar

Red Fox Jazz Club

Estrada Club

Skazka Club

Kosmonavt Сlub

JAMES COOK

Santa Barbara Club

Barslona Tapas Bar

Liverpool Bar

Shopping

All the top international brands and designer fashion names are here, lining up on Nevsky Prospeсt, and the shops are as glitzy and glam as in any European capital.

Gostiny Dvor

Passage

DLT

Eliseev Store

Dom Knigi Book Store

Galeria

Nevsky Сenter

Pik

Bukvoed Bookstore

Sennaya Shopping Mall

Babochka

Grand Palace Boutiques Gallery

H&M

Admiral Shopping Center

Vladimirsky Passage

Outlet Pulkovo Village

Souvenir Boutique

Leto

Raduga

Piterland

Unique Spots

Alongside internationally acclaimed sights such as the Hermitage, Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo, Saint Petersburg has a number of lesser known but equally interesting attractions, Among them are modern art galleries, contact zoos for kids, interactive museums equipped with cutting-edge technologies, audiovisual effects and optical illusions.

Russian Levsha, museum of microminiature art

Art of Fan Museum

The Museum of Live Butterflies "Tropical Paradise"

Petersburg Museum of Dolls

The Necropolis of the of Art Masters

Museum Complex 'The Universe of Water'

Loft Project ETAGI

Fabergé Museum

The Petrodvorets Watch Factory «Raketa»

The Freud Museum of Dreams

Museum of the Soviet Slot Machines

The Botanical Garden

Pushkinskaya-10 Art Center

Cat Republic Museum

Malaya Sadovaya Pedestrian Street

The Mosaic Courtyard

Piskaryovsky Memorial

Arts Square

Lenfilm Motion Picture Studio

The National Congress Palace

Museum of Emotions

The topsy-turvy house

Five corners

Divo Ostrov

Maza Park

Piterland

Planetarium 1

Accommodations

St. Petersburg is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Europe.
The city’s hotel infrastructure never stops its development.
The largest international hotel brands operate in St. Petersburg, such as Best Western, Marriott, Kempinski, Radisson SAS, Accor, Rocco Forte Hotels, Corinthia and Sokos.
Today Petersburg is the leading Russian city due to the availability of on-line booking.

Angleterre *****

Grand Hotel Europe *****

Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge *****

Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden ****

Herzen House ***

Ibis ***

Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg *****

W St.Petersburg *****

5th Corner Business Hotel St. Petersburg

Holiday Inn St. Petersburg Moskovskye Vorota

Grand Hotel Emerald *****

Petro Palace Hotel

Friends hostel

Hostel Life

Location Hostel

Saint Petersburg Hotel ***

Comfort Hotel

AZIMUT Hotel ***

Bristol Hotel ***

Galerea Hotel ***

GoodNight Hotel

Cronwell Inn Stremyannaya ***

Central Street Hostel

Sky Hotel

Nevsky Hotel Aster ***

Palantin Hotel

Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 *****

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace *****

The Official State Hermitage Hotel *****

Essential Information

Airport

Airport Pulkovo Saint Petersburg is the third busiest airport in Russia after Moscow’s Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports.

It is located 23 kilometers away from the central Palace Square of the city. City bus number 39, 39A and “marshrutka” minibus number K39 run between the nearest Moskovskaya metro station and the airport. You can also take advantage of taxi or your personal car.

Airport code of LED1 derives from the city’s previous name under USSR — Leningrad.

Address: 41 lit. ZA, Pulkovskoye Shosse, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Phone: +7 812 337 38 22

Website: www.pulkovoairport.ru/en/

Public Transport

The St.Petersburg metro has fives lines. Buy a token (35 RBL) or card for multiple journeys. No matter how far you ride you will always be paying the same fare. Time and distance covered will be unlimited.
Buses and trolleybuses are slow (30 RBL, tickets on board), while marshrutkas (mini buses) dash around, stop at passengers’ request, and cover countless routes. Fares 40 RBL.

The Metro and buses operate from 05.45 to 24.00 marshrutkas from 07.00 to 22.00.
Long distance and suburban trains depart from five major railway stations. A summer hydrofoil service to Petrodvorets (Peterhof) leaves from the Hermitage jetty.
There are also 5 night bus routes that duplicate metro lines and work from 0:00 till 6:00 on weekends.

Taxi

If you want to take a taxi, you will need to call a reputable taxy company. You will need to give the operator a phone number that you can be contacted on.

Although it is possible to take a car in the street, but it is not advisable unless you have good Russian and a reasonable knowledge of the city. Apart from the obvious safety risks of getting into a stranger's car, the majority of "gypsy cab" drivers are now recent immigrants from Central Asia and the Caucasus who do not necessarily know the topography of St. Petersburg and rarely have GPS. A yellow sign or light on the roof of a car does not mean that it is an official taxi, whatever the driver may tell you.

Taxi companies:

- Taxovichkof
+7 812 333 00 00
www.taxovichkof.com/

- Petersburg taxi
8 800 550 0 068
www.taxi068.ru/

- 6 million taxi
+7 812 6-000-000
www.6-000-000.ru/

- Semerochka
+7 812 777 77 70
www.taxi7777770.ru

Post

The Central Post Office is located in a historic yellow building one block away from St Isaac's Cathedral. It enables visitors to transfer money; buy stamps, cards and envelopes; wrap and pack packages and parcels; send telegrams; make phone calls, and use photocopier. There are additional post offices in the city centre:
18 Sadovaya Street
13 Sennaya Square
70 Fontanki Embankment
9 Kazanskaya Street
14 Stremyannaya Street

Address: 9 Pochtamtskaya ul., Saint Petersburg, Russia

Phone: +7 812 315 80 22

Website: www.spbpost.ru/index.php?page_id=112

Pharmacy

Saint Petersburg pfarmacy chain stores can be easily found near metro stations as wel as inside huge shopping malls and hypermarkets. They offer a diverse assortment of high-quality medicines, biological additives, beauty remedies, oral care products, items for kids (nutrition, cosmetic goods, diapers), medical equipment. Regular business hours for pharmacies are 09.00-18.00.
But many of them are open 24 h.
Pfarmacy chains:
Pervaya Pomosch
Ozerki
Nevis
Farmakor
Peterburgskie Apteki
Fialka
Raduga
36.6

Address: 22 Nevsky Prospekt, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Phone: +7 812 314 54 01

Website: www.petropharm6.webapteka.ru/

Telephone

International dialing code of Saint Petersburg is +7 812
To save your money it is better to buy a local sim-card for economic mobile connection.
Sim-card outlets:
Megafon - 2, Efimova Street; 32-34 Nevsky Prospect; 32 Sadovaya Street
MTS - 11 Nevsky Prospect; 27 Sadovaya Street
Beeline - 32 Sadovaya Street; 85 Nevsky Prospect

Electricity

220v

Round two-pin plugs are used

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