Location & Directions

Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge

Nearest metro: Vasileostrovskaya

The Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge has a great location that combines fast and easy access to all of St. Petersburg's top downtown attractions with surprising seclusion and tranquility. Within ten minutes' walk of Palace Square and the Hermitage, the Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge occupies a converted historical building in a quiet and leafy section of Vasilesvskiy Island, the oldest neighborhood in St. Petersburg.

The nearest metro station to the hotel is Vasileostrovskaya, just over ten minutes' walk away. Guests who wish to use public transport will also find a large of bus and marshrutka minibus services running along the Neva Embankment under five minutes' walk from the hotel, which will take them across the river and all the way down Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg's main central avenue.

Moskovsky Station is around 3km from the Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge, and can be reached by car in 15-20 minutes. Vitebsky Station is a similar distance away, while Ladozhsky Station, which serves trains to Finland and northern Russia, can be reached in around 40 minutes. Pulkovo International Airport is just under 20km from the Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge. To reach the airport taxi can take up to an hour, depending on traffic. The domestic terminal (Pulkovo-1) is another 2km further out of the city.

Local Sightseeing

The Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge's superb location puts guests right in the center of St. Petersburg sightseeing. The world-famous Hermitage Museum is only ten minutes' walk away across Palace Bridge to the south, while even closer to the east is the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg's oldest building.

Vasilevsky Island, where the Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge is situated, was envisioned by Peter the Great as the center of his new city, and there are numerous attractions on the island connected to his aspirations and interests, among them the fascinating Kunstkammer Museum of ethnography and the beautiful baroque Menshikov Palace, which belonged to his close confidant and adviser Grand Duke Menshikov, and served as the royal palace for most of Peter's reign.

Just a few steps from the Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge is the Strelka ("spit"), which was once St. Petersburg's main port and was later adorned with the Rostral Columns and the magnificent Stock Exchange Building, which now houses the Central Naval Museum. From the Strelka, visitors can enjoy come of the most spectacular panoramic views across the Neva and the historic center.

Also right next to the hotel is the Twelve Colleges, another of the oldest buildings in the city, which was originally constructed to house the twelve offices of Peter's government, and then became the main building of St. Petersburg State University. Dating from the reign of Catherine the Great are other buildings connected with education and the Enlightenment, including the Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Sciences, both of which are just a few minutes' walk from the Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge.

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