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Oktiabrskaya Hotel

Nearest metro: Ploshad Vosstaniya

The Oktiabrskaya Hotel is located in the very center of St. Petersburg, and has excellent transport links. The main building and the Ligovsky Wing stand diagonally opposite each other across Ploschad Vosstania (Uprising Square), and the other two corners of the square are occupied by the Moscow Station and Ploschad Vosstaniya Metro Station. Nevsky Prospekt, Saint Petersburg's famous central avenue, runs across the square perpendicular to Ligovsky Prospekt. Although most of the city's most popular tourist attractions are further up Nevsky Prospekt, they are easily accessible by public transport, and five minutes' ride will take you into the heart of the historical city.

All Saint Petersburg's other mainline stations can be reached by car in little over 20 minutes. The two Pulkovo airports are south of the city, and about 40 minutes' drive from the Oktiabrskaya on average.

The area surrounding the hotel is constantly busy, and there is a huge selection of restaurants and bars nearby.

Local Sightseeing

Ploschad Vosstaniya, which is right next to the Oktiabrskaya, is home to a monument to Leningrad the "hero city" - the highest Soviet state award given to cities for heroism and courage during the Second World War. In Leningrad's case, this was for surviving the almost 3-year siege by the Nazis.

The Alexander Nevsky Monastery, at the far end of Nevsky Prospekt, is a short walk from the hotel. The monastery is named in honor of one of the city's patron saints, the defender of the Russian lands in the 13th century. Founded by Peter the Great in 1713, it contains an Orthodox seminary, the splendid Troitsky Cathedral and two memorial cemeteries where several famous people are buried, including Dostoevsky, Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky.

The Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic is about 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. This is the only museum of its type in Russia and one of major museums of polar exploration in the world. It is home to 75,000 items dating from the 16th century to the present day.

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