Location & Directions

Moscow Hotel

Nearest metro: Ploshad Alexandra Nevskogo

The Moscow Hotel occupies a large Soviet block at the very end of Nevsky Prospekt, right next to the Neva River and the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. Although most of St. Petersburg's most popular tourist attractions, including the Hermitage and St. Isaac's Cathedral, are situated at the other end of Nevsky Prospekt, about two kilometers from the hotel, they are easily accessible by public transport. Old Nevsky has a huge range of cafes and restaurants, and plenty of shops.

The Moscow Hotel is built directly on top of Ploshchad Aleksandra Nevskogo Metro Station, which stands at the interchange of two lines, and gives easy access to most of the city. Moscow Station is around 10 minutes' drive directly down Nevsky Prospekt. The city's other mainline stations are slightly further afield, but can all be reached by car in half an hour. Saint Petersburg's two Pulkovo airports are about 15 kilometers from the hotel, and the journey should take around forty minutes.

Local Sightseeing

The Alexander Nevsky Monastery is one of the most important monasteries in North-West Russia, and is situated opposite the Moscow Hotel. The complex contains the classical Trinity Cathedral and two cemeteries, where some of Russia's most famous musicians and writers are buried, including the composers Mikhail Glinka, Modest Mussorgsky and Piotr Tchaikovsky and the writer Fiodor Dostoyevsky.

The impressive blue and white Smolny Cathedral and Convent lies just a short distance from the hotel and is one of the city's most attractive sights. The picturesque Baroque-style church was built by F-B. Rastrelli, who was also the architect behind the Winter Palace, which now houses part of the famous Hermitage Art Gallery.

Smolny Institute is now home to the St. Petersburg City Administration, but was originally built as a private school for girls from noble families. The Institute became the center of political attention during the 1917 Revolution, when the Bolsheviks adopted it as its headquarters. The Communist party later adopted the Institute as its regional office and finally the City Administration took over the building, with the St. Petersburg Governor as its head.

The Alexander Nevsky Bridge is the longest bridge in the city and crosses the River Neva just a hundred yards away from the hotel.

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