Where to stay
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
Voznesenskiy Avenue, 1
The famous House of the Dukes Lobanov-Rostovky today is the historical symbol and the best hotel in Saint Petersburg. In addition to the luxury rooms, it is definitely worth a trip to admire the view of the Admiralty and St. Isaac’s Cathedral during breakfast!
SO/ St. Petersburg
Nevsky Prospekt, Voznesensky Prospekt, 6
The standard of elegance with a hint of self-irony - this is how one can describe the interiors of SO/ St. Petersburg. The hotel is close to St. Isaac's Cathedral so all the main attractions of the Northern Capital will be just a few steps away.
Bolshaya Morskaya St. 39
Luxury hotel with a big history right in front of St.Isaac’s Cathedral. Among former guests of «Astoria» are legendary Isadora Duncan and Sergei Yesenin. During your stay don’t forget to enjoy the special afternoon tea and fresh pastries in the elegant living room while enjoying the atmosphere of the age-old tradition.
Hermitage State Museum’s Official hotel
Pravdy Street, 10
The only five-star hotel in the world has the right to be called «Hermitage». Here you instantly enter the luxurious world of the Romanov’s era: imperial interiors, ballrooms and even the sounds of live harp music.
Apartment with the view on St.Isaac's Cathedral
Spacious apartment for a large group of people with a stunning view from the window. St. Isaac’s Cathedral is less than a hundred meters away!
Griboedov Canal Waterfront, 18-20.
The hotel is inspired by the art district of the same name in Miami. It’s a great place for those who prefer loft-style housing. Natural materials, graffiti and wide windows with the view on the cosy courtyard create a unique style in each room.
Kazanskaya St. 5
It’s a literature and design space created on the site of former apartments of an old profitable house. This ambient hotel has its own collection of paintings, photographs and antiques. There are also regular vernissages , music evenings and art lectures.
Apartments with Kazan Cathedral view
Kazanskaya Street, 2/1
Apartments with two bedrooms, living room, sauna and windows with stunning views of the Kazan Cathedral. The apartment will please the fans of historical interiors because it has an ancient fireplace and oven. By the way, F. M. Dostoyevsky lived in this house in the middle of the 18th century.
Radisson Sonya Hotel
The design of Radisson Sonya Hotel is based on the «Crime and Punishment» the famous novel by Dostoyevsky. A slightly gloomy environment, dramatic lighting and many other nuances create ambiance different from other hotels. Even the guest menu there is designed as a book with all the Russian Cuisine meals written in chapters from prologue to epilogue.
Chekhov Street, 2
A comfortable boutique-hotel in the historic centre of the city. The government tried to preserve the architectural appearance of the building built in 1852. Admire the front staircase, brickwork and other details of this architectural masterpiece.
Soul Kitchen Coliving
Moika Riverfront 62/2
It is an atypical hostel where you can stay for a few days or for an extended period. Soul Kitchen Hostel has many stylish, spacious rooms with private bathrooms, large beds, fireplace and windows overlooking Neva river.
What to see
The State Russian Museum
Enginernaya St., 4
The largest museum of Russian art in the world, filled with works of the greatest artists - Dmitry Levitsky, Vladimir Borovikovsky, Orest Cyprensky, Alexey Venitsianov and many more. The collections themselves are housed in such jewels of architecture as Mikhailovsky , Stroganovsky and Marble Palaces. After visiting the museum you can enjoy the beauty of nature in the Summer Garden and visit the cabin of Peter the Great.
Theatre Square, 1
The history of the legendary Mariinca dates back more than two centuries. It is a favorite place of opera and ballet lovers. It has had the best performances on stage since the Imperial period to the present day. Famous ballet singers and performers including Fedor Shalyapin, Matilda Ksheshinskaya, Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and many others have performed here.
Palace Square, 2
The luxurious Winter Palace, the Palace square, is a place of attraction for all the tourists. Hermitage is rightfully considered the main museum of St. Petersburg where you can wander for hours looking at the beauty of all the halls and, of course, see the famous “Peacock” clock which is wound up on Wednesdays at 19:00.
Park of St. Petersburg’s 300 Anniversary
Primorskiy Ave., 74
It is one of the youngest parks in the city. It’s located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. Fresh air, well-maintained territory and the sound of water create an ideal place for walking along the waterfront, reading books and enjoying sunsets.
Admiralty Canal Waterfront, 2
The project «New Holland: Cultural Urbanization» started in 2011 and was located on the island of Saint Petersburg which in the past used to be a place where military people lived. Today it is a modern park with art objects, fashionable pavilions, restaurants and street food corners. There is a unique playground assembled for children here: it repeats practically on the original scale the layout of the «Peter and Paul» frigate.
Anna Akhmatova Museum
Liteyniy Ave., 53
The museum at the Fountain House was opened in 1989 on the centenary of the birth of the great poet Anna Akhmatova. Some of the most striking cultural artifacts of the Silver Age: rare books, documents, autographs, photographs and images of Anna Akhmatova and her contemporaries are collected here. In addition, during the warm season of the year Segway tours around the city are resumed, during which the museum’s tour guides tell us about the literary life of Petersburg.
Kozhevennaya line 40, St Basil’s Island
Opened in 2018, Sevkabel Port is a new cultural space formed on the site of the first cable factory in Russia. The pedestrian promenade overlooking the Gulf of Finland, educational programs, exhibitions, music shops and sport events attract local residents as well as tourists.
Fontanka River Waterfront , 21
A magnificent museum in the Shuvalov's Palace with a magnificent collection of masterpieces by Carl Faberge. The most valuable are the nine Easter eggs created for the emperors Alexander III and Nicholas II. You will not find a richer collection of Russian decorative and applied arts!
29 line St. Basil’s Island, 2
One of the best private museums of modern art in the world! Here there is an amazing collection of domestic and world artists. And the museum building is the very embodiment of creative understanding of the word «modern».
Repin’s estate «Penaty»
Repino village, Primorskoye highway, 411
Arranged according to the plans of the artist himself, the estate in the village of Kuokkala (today - Repino) is only an hour drive from the city centre. Its name is inspired by the names of Roman gods, keepers of home comfort and hearth. Ilya Efimovich lived in this house for 30 years, working in workshops in which natural lighting wastes up with the help of many windows, light openings and glass roofs.
The Right Hemisphere of Introvert
Educational project in the field of art, psychology and science, which conducts not only offline and online lectures, but also author’s walking tours in St. Petersburg. In good weather you can learn more about the cultural life of the city, study the Petrograd side, the history of the St. Petersburg great halls and Smolny Palace.
Grazhdanskaya street, 13-15
A trendy and creative space near the Sennaya Square, where you can eat delicious food, shop and spend time with friends! Try a huge triangular pizza in Oversize and make sure to look at the most interesting local shops.
Apartment Museum of I. A. Brodsky
Liteyniy Ave., 24
The «one and a half rooms» museum consists of a communal room where Joseph Brodsky and his family lived, as well as a bought-out neighboring apartment. Now you can visit the museum only by prior registration - do not forget to register for a tour to learn the history of the poet’s life before and after emigration and get immersed into his poetry.
Where to eat
Voznesensky Ave.. 6, 6
Matilda Schnurova’s restaurant with an emphasis on Russian cuisine moved from the Voznesensky project to the New Holland Island. The menu contains simple and delicious dishes from seasonal farm products: olivier with turkey pastrami, cauliflower cream soup, Russian Cabbage soup and homemade meatballs.
3 Kirochnaya Street
Birch has been in the top of the best restaurants in the city for the last few years, so you should book your table here beforehand. The menu contains both peculiar and simple positions with an emphasis on Asian-European cuisine.
Malaya Sadovaya, 8
The Kabinet bar on the Malaya Sadovaya St is called a secret cocktail society, referring to the time of prohibition and the clandestine sale of alcohol. This place is imbued with atmosphere of mystery and sophistication. Besides alcohol it serves some interesting sapid snacks.
38 Rubinstein St.
A modern Japanese restaurant on the popular Rubinstein Street. The menu features delicious sushi, tempura rolls, spring rolls and other Asian-style meals.
Fontanka River Waterfront , 11
The gastronomic café «Dreamers» is a real paradise for lovers of author’s coffee, full breakfast and dinners with a glass of wine. From the classics there are curd-balls with a coconut condensed milk, which can be supplemented with a warming Raf Coffee.
BIO MY BIO
6 Voznesenskaya Avenue
A new project of Matilda Shnurova dedicated to mindful and healthy eating. The main principle of BIO MY BIO is: no sugar, no gluten, no lactose. Nevertheless all the dishes are deliciously tasty. Simple, local ingredients are used here and heat processing is minimized.
Harvest is a signature restaurant located in the «Dobrolyubov» business center. Its name refers to the main idea of this place - vegetables. Here the menu of appetizers and main dishes is divided into «Only vegetables» and «Not only vegetables».
52 Mayakovsky Street
Wine bar and shop offering a total of more than 200 varieties of wine and light meals. It also has a tasting room and a large ambient terrace, that’s open in the summer.
2A Admiralty Canal Waterfront
A wonderful restaurant and club located on the New Holland island, right in the building of the former forge. Its concept is a comfortable vegetable-focused diet. The brand chief, by the way, is the famous Australian chef Glen Ballis.
28 Korpusnaya Street
Restaurant in Minimalistic style is located in fashionable Petrograd district. In the morning you can stop by for fresh pastries, classic French toast and coffee. And in the evening, you can spend time drinking a signature cocktail or a glass of wine.
HI SO Terrace
The bar at the SO/ St. Petersburg Hotel has the best views on St’ Isaac's Cathedral. Be sure to stop by for an aperitif and the beautiful view of the city on Neva.
Civil Coffee Bar
4 8th Sovetskaya Street, 4 / 71 Bolshoy Ave
Toasts, pancakes, bowls and more - the Civil Coffee Bar is worth a visit. By the way, on the weekends they serve great guest brunches with some other great establishments of St. Petersburg.
60 Nekrasova Street
At the Animals Restaurant on Nekrasova Street, you find yourself in a light and bright ambiance in ochre tones. The menu here is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. Nice bonus: big wine card and dog-friendly concept.
Liteyniy Ave. 17-19
The Scandinavian-style restaurant “Meal” is located on Liteyniy Avenue, next to the Chinese Garden of Friendship. The main feature of the cuisine here is fermented food, used in each dish. For example, sauces can be prepared for three months here!
15 Vilenskiy Lane
The gastrobar is loft-style in Vilensky Lane. The emphasis here is on raw meat and fish dishes - tartar, carpaccio, ceviche and others.