Arkadia Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

58 A Naberezhnaya reki Moyki, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, 190000, Russia
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Forum Posts

metro station names

by alectrevor

I have a map of St Petersburg metro. My question is the name of Ploschad Vosstania the same place as Mayskovskaya. Is it the same station. Thanks.

Re: metro station names

by TheWanderingCamel

Yes - these two stations are at the same place - or at least they form an interchange where two lines cross.
Unlike other metro systems that have just a single name for a station that serves every line going through that place, in SP there is a name for each station on each line, which can be confusing - Moscow is the same. Mayskovskaya is on the M3 (Green) line and Ploschad Vosstania on the M1 (Red) line. Look again at your map and you'll see that all the interchanges have 2 or 3 names depending on how many lines cross at that point. Changing from one line to the other may involve quite a walk but you don't have to come out into the street to do it.

Re: metro station names

by alectrevor

Thanks for the very clear explanation. I have looked at the map again and i now understand the system. Thanks again

Re: metro station names

by globetrott

and when changing from one line to the other it is absolutely necessary to be able to read the russian alphabet, otherwise you will be completely lost in these different tunnels going to the different platforms.
Only INside of the metro-wagons in St. Petersburg you will find a map with our spelling and the russian spelling of all stations next to it. As soon as you get out of the wagons it is russian spelling only.

Re: metro station names

by Piter_2

Or remember the color and number of the line you need to find... The signs (arrows) to the station you need will be in your color...

The rest - to find the right side of platform - both trains are situated on the sides of the same platform... here the knowledge of cyrillic will definitely help...

Re: metro station names

by Pablos_new

> The signs (arrows) to the station you need will be in your color...
Not sure about all line exchanges in S.P., but in Moscow some of the signs are b&w :(

Re: metro station names

by Piter_2

In St. Pete last year was implemented the new design of information signs, and the main idea was to make the colors to serve...

I think, that it is not difficult to remember the cyrillic name of the exact station you need in each end every case - even tree first letters...

Re: metro station names

by TheWanderingCamel

Piter_2's right - it's easy enough to memorize the first few letters of the Cyrillic station names, counting stops helps as well. It may seem a bit daunting at first but you soon get the hang of it - and the trains are so frequent, making a mistake and getting off at the wrong stop isn't a disaster. Do be prepared for the trains and platforms to be very crowded, and the escalators to seem to go on and on forever.

Re: metro station names

by Piter_2

Cyrillic at least is not an hieroglyph alphabet - 3-4 letters are enough... I did the same in Greece - the alphabet is so special... And it worked...

Trains are really frequent - around 180 seconds interval...

Travel Tips for Saint Petersburg

Prices for tickets

by Natalya2006

The most prices for tickets in museums and theaters differ for locals and foreigners. If anybody (non Russian) works or studies in SPb and have a paper with confirmation about a job in SPb then he (or she) can buy tickets for local prices.
Women who check tickets in theaters (for example in Mariinsky) are very experienced: they can see who is who. When we tried to go in Mariinsky with my friends from Denmark with local tickets she asked to pay in addition at the ticket-office.
In museums the situation is the same but it's easier to pass with russian friends with local tickets :-).

Saint Petersburg Tip

by Andrew_Vodo

The piece of the russian history of the XX century. The 'Avrora' ship. The shoot of this ship was the signal for the Bolsheviks to attack Winter Palace. That's how the famous third russian revolution of the 1917 year started.

8 March in Russia

by mumymama

If you happen to be in Russia on 7th - 8th March and you meet with a Russian girlfriend or female business partner, don't forget to buy flowers, otherwise, you will be taken as a lump. You will notice every second man brining flowers to his beloved, as well as children buy flowers for mother. ( I know that my daughter hides flowers behind the curtains in her room). Flowers vendors make a fortune twice a year - March, 8 and September, 1, when a new school year starts.

Packing List

by cheekymarieh

Take zipped bags for use in the city. Comfortable walking shoes in spring/early summer Mosquito repellent - in May and June the mozzies eat you alive! Pharmacists are very helpful when it comes to items such as eye drops for conjunctivitis. Many Russians prefer to visit the pharmacist rather than a doctor so pharmacists have a wealth of knowledge. It is cheaper to have photographs developed in Russia (try the kiosks at metro stations - they work out even cheaper than the shop on Nevsky Prospekt.

St Ekaterina Church

by bugulma

The church is situated on Vasil’evsky Island. It was built in 1811-1823 by Mikhailov architect. The church cupola is originally decorated with columns. Until soviet times the cupola was decorated with the angel holding the cross in his hand, but then it was broken away. Now the roof is under reconstructed and maybe angel will be placed again.


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