- Isaac Cathedral
- Mariinsky Theatre
- New Holland Island
- Hermitage Museum
- Yusupov Palace Museum
- Russian Railway Museum
- Senat Square
City Name: St. Petersburg
Direction from City Center to Hotel: South West
Distance from Hotel: 1.62 MI/ 2.6 KM
Convenience Store: 0.19 MI/ 0.3 KM West
Golf: 17.4 MI/ 28 KM South
The fabulous State Hermitage Museum occupies several impressive riverside buildings, including the Winter Palace, former residence of the tsars. Inside, you’ll find everything from Ancient Egyptian treasures to works by renowned master artists like Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Picasso. If you want to avoid the crowds, try visiting on Wednesday or Friday evenings when the galleries are open late.
For a memorable evening, visit the historic Mariinsky Theatre. Renowned for its history of prestigious ballet and opera performances, it’s a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Settle back in the gorgeously ornate auditorium, where dancers including Anna Pavlova and Rudolf Nureyev have graced the stage, to understand why it remains one of the world’s most famous cultural institutions.
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Topped with a gleaming golden dome, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Isaac stands proud on St. Isaac’s Square, only a 25-minute walk from the hotel. Behind its huge bronze doors, the dazzling interior overflows with colourful frescoes, chandeliers and elaborate marble decoration. Climb the steps to the colonnade around the dome, and you’ll be rewarded with incredible views over the city.
Only 2km from the hotel, the Russian Railway Museum is packed with gleaming vintage steam engines, experimental high-speed electric trains, rail-mounted missiles, uniforms and memorabilia. Guided tours of the huge complex beside the Baltic Station take place every hour. You can even test your skills on a locomotive driving simulator.