Location & Directions

Four Seasons Lion Palace Hotel

Nearest metro: Admiralteyskaya

The Four Seasons Lion Palace is located in the very centre of St. Petersburg, right next to St. Isaac's Cathedral and within comfortable walking distance of the Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, and nearly all St. Petersburg's most popular visitor attractions.

It is also around five minutes' walk from the hotel to Admiralteyskaya Metro Station. Moscow Rail Station is around 2km from the Four Seasons, and the journey station and hotel will take around 15 minutes by taxi. It is a similar distance from the hotel to Vitebsk Station, while the Ladoga and Finland Stations are slightly further afield - 20-30 minutes' drive.

Pulkovo Airport is approximately 17 km from the hotel, and you should allow 30-45 minutes for the journey by taxi or transfer.

Local Sightseeing

St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is located a few steps from the Four Seasons Lion Palace, is St. Petersburg's largest and most magnificent church. A magnificent neoclassical building, it was the life's work of French architect Auguste de Montferrand, who also designed the Lion Palace itself. The cathedral was completed in 1858, and boasts lavish interiors decorated in marble and malachite, with intricate mosaics, while the gold dome is a landmark visible across the downtown. One of the main attractions for visitors is the cathedral's colonnade, which offers spectacular views over central St. Petersburg.

St. Isaac's Square extends in front of the cathedral across the Blue Bridge (the broadest in St. Petersburg) over the Moyka River to the Mariinsky Palace. Built by the great 19th century palace architect Andrey Stakenschneider, this immense Empire-style building was constructed as a wedding present for Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, daughter of Tsar Nicholas I. It is now the seat of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly.

Just north of the hotel, surrounded by the Alexandrovsky Garden, stands another magnificent neoclassical structure, the Admiralty. One of the oldest buildings in St. Petersburg, it was originally a shipyard and then the headquarters of the Russian Navy. Now housing a naval academy, it is famous for its soaring gold spire with a weather vane in the form of a ship.

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