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Petro Palace Hotel

Nearest metro: Admiralteyskaya

The Petro Palace Hotel is right in the historic heart of St. Petersburg, a short walk from many of the main attractions and most exclusive shops. Palace Square, the Hermitage, St. Isaac's and Kazan Cathedrals, and the Admiralty are all a mere five minutes on foot from the hotel.

The hotel is within 20 minutes drive from almost all the town's mainline stations, and just over half an hour by car from Pulkovo-1 and Pulkovo-2 airports. Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor Metro Stations are under ten minutes' walk.

Local Sightseeing

Only five minutes' walk from the Petro Palace stands The Hermitage, the most famous art gallery in Russia, with a vast collection of masterpieces assembled by several generations of Russia's rulers. The Museum is partly housed in the spectacular Winter Palace, where visitors can see works by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, as well as world-famous collections of Rembrandt, Rubens and the French Impressionists (including Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Monet and Pisarro) Van Goughs, Matisses and Gauguins, Rodin sculptures and scores of other pearls of world culture.

Five minutes walk will take you to the famous Bronze Horseman, the monument to Peter the Great, founder of the city, erected by Catherine the Great. The subject of one of Pushkin's greatest narrative poems, the statue, by Etienne Maurice Falconet, is a symbol of the power and aspirations of the city's founding father.

Hare Island, which is about quarter-of-an-hour's walk across the Neva River, is the site of the Peter and Paul Fortress, where the city was founded in the early 18th century. Although it never played the defensive role envisaged for it by Peter the Great, the Fortress did have a vital part in the history of the city, both as the final resting place of Russia's emperors who are buried in the Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral, with its distinctive soaring gold spire and, more sinisterly, as the city's prison for political dissidents.

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