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Russian Ballet Evening and 3-course Traditional Russian Lunch in Saint-Petersburg
"A driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and drive you to the centrally located Russian restaurant. Here you will taste the famous courses of Russian cuisine such as fresh cabbage salad with apple vinegret (Old-style Russian salad with cooked and pickled vegetables) Shchi (Russian cabbage soup) with sour cream chicken cutlet ""Pozharskaya"" with tomato sauce hot pancake with fruit spread chicken fricassee in mushroom sauce Kasha (buckwheat porridge with onion). And of course
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River Boat Trip in Saint Petersburg
"Take the cruise along the Golden Ring of the Northern Venice with the views on the St. Nicholas Cathedral Mariinsky Theatre Moika River Embankment New Holland island Stroganov and Mariinsky Palaces St. Isaac’s Cathedral General Staff Building
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St Petersburg Private Theater Tour and Russian Classical Ballet Evening Performance
"Almost from the very beginning Russian ballet tradition acquired fans all over the world. Russian dancers were famous for their grace fluidity and expression of hand movements and amazing intuitive understanding of their characters. Russian composers such as Petr Tchaikovsky Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev are considered the real maestros of ballet music. Productions by legendary choreographers Marius Petipa Mikhail Fokin Vaclav Nizhinsky and George Balanchine are still considered the leaders in the world art of choreography.After a pick-up from your hotel in St Petersburg
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St. Issac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral was originally the city's main church and the largest cathedral in Russia. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand, to be one of the...
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mallyak
Dec 04, 2010

Armenian Church of St Catherine

St Petersburg's first Armenian church was built between 1771 - 1780. At some stage, the Soviet regime installed a second floor, damaging the church in the process. Since then, it has been restored to...
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Oct 12, 2005

Church on Spilled Blood

One of the very popular attractions in St Petersburg is the Church on Spilled Blood, also known as the Church of the Resurrection.Looking quiet out of place in St Petersburg, this Moscow style Church...
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Apr 04, 2011

Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan

The Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan looks very out of place in St Petersburg, and it is quite a surprise when you wander down Nevsky Prospekt and see it for the first time.It was inspired by St Peters...
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Oct 12, 2005

St Nicholas Cathedral (Nikolsky Cathedral)

St Nicholas Cathedral is a fabulous example of Russian baroque architecture. It is a very impressive building, with 5 golden domes and a beautiful blue and white exterior.Inside is an impressive lower...
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sue_stone
Oct 13, 2005

Resurrection Cathedral at Smolney Convent

Its beauty hidden like a veiled woman, Smolney Convent was shrouded under scaffolding and netting for restoration during our visit. This magnificent Russian Baroque architectural masterpiece is...
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Feb 03, 2016

Resplendent St. Isaac's Cathedral

A standout in a city chock full of impressive buildings, is the massive and imposing St. Isaac's Cathedral. Designed by French architect, August de Montferrand, the cathedral took 40 years to complete...
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Jan 28, 2007

Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Locally known as the "Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood", the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ marks the spot where Tzar Alexander II, known for abolishing serfdom in 1861, was...
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Aug 28, 2013

Church of the Resurrection of Christ

This church is known to Petersburgers as the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood - or even just the Church on the Blood - as it marks the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded in an...
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Dec 04, 2010

Smolny Cathedral

The blue and white Smolny Cathedral is one of the architectural masterpieces of the Italian architect Rastrelli. The construction works for this Baroque style Cathedral were started in 1749. Nowadays...
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HORSCHECK
Jun 10, 2007

Peter & Paul Cathedral

Our visit was included in an afternoon tour of the city including the Peter & Paul Cathedral.Walking towards the cathedral it did not strike me as "anything special", however upon entry the "WOW"...
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Apr 01, 2013

Kazan Cathedral

When you walk along Nevskiy Prospekt (avenue), you can not miss the big Kazan Cathedral.It was designed by Andrej Voronichins, and in fact it was the intention to make a copy of the St Peter Cathedral...
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Jun 02, 2004
 
 
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St.Isaac's Cathedral

Church of St Isaac back to the hotel for the jackets and hit refresh, then on to The Church of St. Isaac. This church was big gilded, columned and also very impressive and was known as a symbol of the...
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Admiralty

Today Admiralty building was constructed to Andreyan Zakharov between 1806 and 1823. Located at the western end of the Nevsky Prospekt, The Admiralty with its gilded spire topped by a golden...
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Hermitage

As any Great Museum of the World Class, the State Hermitage has collections representing human culture from pre-historic times till XX century. At the ground floor you are going to find hall #65 the...
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The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace. Work on the construction of it began in 1714. Peter the Great himself drew sketches for the building. In 1745 the architect Bartholomeo Rastrelli started work on reconstructing the...
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Alexander Palace

Alexander Palace is located to the north of the Catherine Palace, not far from it. Alexander Palace was built in 1796 by the architect Giacomo Quarenghi. Empress Catherine commissioned it to her...
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Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace is real architectural gem. The splendid palace is named after Catherine I, which was wife of Peter the Great. She continue to rule in Russia after her husband's death for two years....
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