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Saint Petersburg


Winter Palace:
Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg (known from 1914 to 1924 as "Petrograd", and 1924 to 1991 as "Leningrad"), is a city in Russia, located on the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. As of the 2002 census, the city had a population of 4,661,219, making it the third largest city in Europe (after Moscow and London).

The city was originally founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703, and was capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1712 to 1728, and 1732 to 1918). Tsar Peter originally intended for the city to be his "window to Europe", and, to this day, Saint Petersburg has a reputation as the most European of Russian cities.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St Petersburg

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2015-07-07
Paperback (264 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St. Petersburg is your in-depth guide to the very best of the city of St. Petersburg.

Explore the best of St. Petersburg with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide. Whether you're on the hunt for stunning cathedrals and churches, soviet landmarks, or the best places to shop and browse, we've packed it all into this fantastic guide. Take walking tours of gorgeous architecture, waterways and bridges, or experience the city's wonderful restaurants, cafes, and bars. No matter your budget, we can help you find a hotel in St. Petersburg, or experience fun activities for families with children or for the solitary traveler.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St. Petersburg

  • Detailed itineraries and "don't miss" destination highlights at a glance.
  • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
  • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
  • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
  • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
  • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
  • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
  • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
  • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.
  • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St. Petersburg truly shows you the city of St. Petersburg as no one else can.

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to Russia, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Russia, which offers the most complete coverage of Russia, trip-planning itineraries, and more.

Lonely Planet St Petersburg (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Simon Richmond

Lonely Planet
Paperback (272 pages)

Lonely Planet St Petersburg (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet St Petersburg is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour the Hermitage, party through the White Nights, or enthral yourself in the Mariinsky Ballet; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of St Petersburg and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's St Petersburg Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - art, architecture, literature
  • Free, convenient pull-out St Petersburg map (included in print version), plus over 15 colour maps
  • Covers Sennaya, Kolomna, Smolny, Vosstaniya, Vasilyevsky Island, Petrogradsky Island, Vyborg Side and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet St Petersburg, our comprehensive guide to St Petersburg, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Russia guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Tom Masters, Simon Richmond.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Top 10 St Petersburg (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

EYEWITNESS
Released: 2017-05-16
Paperback (128 pages)

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True to its name, this guide covers all of St. Petersburg's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for St. Petersburg will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, from the Winter Palace of the Russian royal family to the Hermitage Museum.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 St. Petersburg.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to St. Petersburg.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 St. Petersburg.

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to St. Petersburg, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St. Petersburg, which offers a complete overview of the city; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10 are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

Laminated St. Petersburg City Streets Map by Borch (English Edition)

By Borch

Borch
Released: 2006-12-01
Map (2 pages)

Laminated St. Petersburg City Streets Map by Borch (English Edition)
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Folded street and travel map in color. Scale 1:11,000. Legend includes sights, museums, monuments, churches, synagogues, mosques, castles, beaches, youth hostels, Subway, airports, airfields, hotels, markets. Includes inset map of Moskovsky Prosp. (1:20,000), St. Petersburg Northwest (1:15,000), St. Petersburg & Region (1:325,000), Pushkin (1:10,000), Petrodvorets (1(10,000) and Public Transport System. Climate charts show the average daily temperatures, humidity, hours of sunshine and precipitation for each month.

Saint Petersburg: Museums, Palaces, and Historic Collections

By Cathy Giangrande

Brand: Bunker Hill Publishing Inc
Released: 2003-09-17
Hardcover (96 pages)

Saint Petersburg: Museums, Palaces, and Historic Collections
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Saint Petersburg is, as we all agree, one of the most beautiful cities of Europe; but because of its chequered twentieth century history, it is still one of the least well known. For most of us Saint Petersburg is no more than an acquaintance. We are rill getting to know it and for such a a purpose we need all the help we can lay our hands on. You now hold in your hands the first guide book exclusively devoted to the lesser known museums in the city. It will tell you what they are, where they are, when they are open and what you can expect to find in them. It will open a new world, a Saint Petersburg that lies behind the great palaces and churches; that has seen much, experienced much and suffered much; and that is prepared to reveal its secrets to anyone who takes the trouble to investigate and inquire.

Lonely Planet Pocket Moscow & St Petersburg (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet St Petersburg (Travel Guide)

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