Location & Directions

Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky

Nearest metro: Vasileostrovskaya

The Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is located on Vasilevskiy Island, the western island in the Neva Delta that Peter the Great originally envisioned as the centre of his new city. Later it became a centre of scholarship and art, and is still home to the main campus of St. Petersburg State University and several other higher education institutions. As well as several major museums and churches, the neighborhood has its own distinctive atmosphere, evoking the lives of the many great artists and academics who inhabited it over the centuries.

Situated on 8-ya Liniya, a few steps from the Neva River Embankment and the Russian Academy of Arts, the Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is around ten minutes' walk from Vasileostrovskaya Metro Station, and there are very convenient bus services to take guests to Nevsky Prospekt and the very centre of the city in under 15 minutes.

The Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is within 30 minutes' drive of all St. Petersburg's mainline railway stations, while Pulkovo International Airport can be reached in around an hour by car.

Local Sightseeing

All the major attractions of Vasilevskiy Island, including the Kunstkammer (Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography), the Stock Exchange, the Rostral Columns, and the Twelve Colleges are within comfortable walking distance of the hotel, and it is also possible to reach Palace Bridge and the Winter Palace (home to the Hermitage Museum) on foot in around 20 minutes.

In the immediate vicinity of the Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, there are numerous sights of interest, including the former Academy of Fine Arts, a splendid neoclassical building designed by French architect Jean-Baptiste Vallin de la Mothe. The building now houses a museum of works by the academy's former students and academicians, while in front of the building on the Neva River Embankment are two Egyptian Sphinxes, dating from around 1300BC, brought to St. Petersburg in the 1830s.

In the opposite direction from the hotel on Bolshoy Prospekt, the central thoroughfare of Vasilevskiy Island, the most striking building is the late-baroque Cathedral of St. Andrew the First-Called, one of St. Petersburg's oldest and most beautiful churches, and home to several 18th century icons.

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