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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 Custom Day Tour
"Your private tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel holding a sign with your name on. Afterwards you will discuss what you will going to see. You can then set off for your tour and let your guide fill you in with all information possible.As much as you can decide what you want to see here are some highlights that you should not miss: Church on the Spilled Blood St Isaac's cathedral Peter and Paul Fortress Hermitage Yusupov palace
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Yusupov Palace and St Isaac Cathedral Private Tour
"An exciting tour to one of the most interesting and nicely preserved palaces of the city – Yusupov Palace built in the 1740’s and then bought by Catherine II for one of her ladies in waiting and was eventually bought by Prince Nikolai Yusupov in 1830 for 250000 roubles!  It was here that Prince Felix Yusupov planned and carried out the murder of Rasputin who was lured to the Palace under the pretext of meeting Felix’s young and beautiful wife Irina. All the rooms are beautifully restored and full of art and the highlight must be the exquisite private theatre built for Zineida Yusupov where such renowned artists as Anna Pavlova and Shaliapin have performed. Later in the day the guide will invite you to proceed to the main church of the city - St. Isaac's Cathedral. Commissioned in 1818 by Alexander I
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Mariinsky Theatre (aka Kirov)

The Mariinsky Theatre is the Imperial Ballet Theatre, which was founded in the 18th century.The theatre has been home to some of the world's greatest ballet stars including Pavlova & Nijinsky.Its...
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sue_stone
Oct 13, 2005

Mariinsky Theatre

Seeing The Mariinsky Theater" was one of the hightlights of my visit to St. Petersburg. This theater is the home of an opera company, and an orchestra, as well as a very famous ballet company. Once...
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starship
May 07, 2016

Cossack Dance Performance

We had the choice of 2 theatre performances, The Cossack Dancers or the Russian Ballet. I chose the Cossack Dancers to my wife's disappointment, but after seeing this wonderful performance she was...
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Mikebb
Mar 29, 2013

Aleksandrinski Theatre

The Ostrovski Square is surely dominated by the big Aleksandrinski Theatre building.Wow, it looked really impressive.This theatre is also designed by Carlo Rossi, and it was designed in a neo classic...
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filipdebont
May 31, 2004

Bolsjoj Dramatitsjeski Theatre

As I walked along the Fontanka Channel, I noticed a green big building.It looked like a big theatre, for a moment I thought ochh is it big Mariinski theatre as it was also painted in green and white...
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filipdebont
May 31, 2004

Music in front of the Theatre

When I walked around the Ostrovski Square, I heard a band playing music somewhere.But a soon as I reached the Aleksandrinski Theatre, I could see where the music came from.Just in front there was a...
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filipdebont
May 31, 2004

Opera and Ballet

I had never even seen an opera before this summer in St. Petersburg, but with $5 student tickets available I ended up seeing four operas and three ballets! Most of them were excellent. You can get...
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travelingdanna
Nov 12, 2004

mariinskiy theatre

once known as the kirov theatre in soviet times, the mariinskiy theatre was built in 1860. this neo-renaissance building was designed by albert kavos who was also the architect of the bolshoy theatre...
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doug48
Aug 03, 2006

Mariinsky Theatre

The Mariinsky Theatre is home to the world famous Kirov Ballet company, and I found it to live up to its reputation as the best theatre in St. Petersburg. I saw three operas and one ballet at this...
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travelingdanna
Nov 12, 2004

BDT - One Of Best Russian Theater

Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre from 1992 after his director from 1965 till 1989. Formerly known as Gorky Bolshoi Drama Theater (1931–1992), often referred to as the Bolshoi Drama Theater and by the...
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Odiseya
Jan 01, 2017

Marinsky Theater

The world-renowned theater, known during Soviet times as the Kirov Opera and Ballet Theater, resumed its original name in 1992. The present building dates back to 1859, when an earlier theater was...
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Michael_D
Feb 03, 2004

A Ballet in St. Petersburg is a must

Prior to seeing Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" here at the St Petersburg State Academy Ballet, I told people that although I appreciate opera and symphony, I could not stand ballets and found them cures...
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Oct 14, 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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