Category Archives: Discover St. Petersburg - Page 42

20 Aug
2013
The Alexander Nevsky Monastery (Александро–Невская лавра) is located at the heart of St. Petersburg, just at the end of Nevsky Prospect. As many other things in the city, the the idea of the Monastery belongs to Peter the Great. Peter’s purpose was to commemorate the Neva Battle that supposedly took place where now the Monastery ...
20 Aug
2013
 You’ll start to doubt whether Dunes (Дюны) truly exists as you wander through the grim industrial estate just off Ligovsky Prospekt (Лиговский Проспект). Have a little faith because just a few steps away you’ll find a beach bar hangout great for a chilled evening with friends in the summer. Outside is a paddling pool, sand, ...
19 Aug
2013
The atmosphere was great at last Friday’s Vodka Party. Many people were there, some were leaving  the day after and were there to say goodbye. Students at the Vodka Party always get to know each other and talk a bit more. This time, the role-playing game in Russian was also a big bunch of fun. ...
19 Aug
2013
There are an impressive 342 bridges spanning across the many canals in St. Petersburg.  You can look out for the four Coloured Bridges (Цветные Мосты) that cross the Moika River (Река Мойка) while enjoying a relaxing stroll through the city. A pleasant evening walk begins in front of St Isaac’s Cathedral (Исаакиевский собор), as you ...
16 Aug
2013
Residents of St. Petersburg know that the best views of their city are from the rooftops and Makaronniki (Макаронники)is a must if you want to admire the skyline in chic surroundings. Situated on the historical Petrogradsky Island (Петроградский остров) in a smart office block, a short walk away from Sportivnaya Metro station, you need to ...
15 Aug
2013
Just a couple of minutes away from Tavrichesky Park (Таврический Сад) is located one of the most particular and strange bars in St. Petersburg. Art-Café Sunduk (Арт-Кафе Сундук) will impress its visitors with a unique style with a mixture of soviet, hipster and kitsch. The Russian word “sunduk” (meaning “box”) is really appropriate: the bar ...
15 Aug
2013
Dom Knigi (Дом книги) is situated on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt (Невский Проспект) and Canal Griboedova (Канал грибоедова). The bookstore is on the first floor of the historic ‘Singer House’ building, named after an American sewing machine company who designed the building we know today in 1904. Singer house has become somewhat of a ...
14 Aug
2013
Situated behind St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Исаакиевский собор) on Senate Square (Сенатская площадь) stands the famous monument of Saint Petersburg, the Bronze Horseman (Медный всадник). The empress Catherine the Great commissioned the French sculptor Étienne Falconet to design the statue. Finally unveiled in 1782, the work of art took 12 years in total to complete and ...
13 Aug
2013
Mishka Bar (Бар Мишка) is a very nice place to spend your evening at and to have a good time in the city centre. It is located on the bank of Fontanka river (Набережная реки Фонтанки), and it’s one of the best places to go after a walk at twilight. It consists of two rooms, ...
12 Aug
2013
The Kunstkamera (Кунсткамера) is Russia’s first museum ever, established by Peter The Great at the start of the 18th century. It is the home to Peter The Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology (Музей антропологии и этнографии имени Петра Великого), and it is located near the Hermitage, on the opposite side of Neva. The most ...