I will be glad to show you the city which I love. Its walls, streets and squares are awesome and they’ll impress you anyway, but I want to add my pinch of salt, telling you about some particular things, showing you the paths usual guests don’t step into. I want to invite you to my «Piter». I read a lot about it as well as about Russian history. They are so connected to each other. I know cool places for any budget and how to visit museums without lines. I hope that my view will help you learn more about one of the deepest and most complicated cities in the world.
I’ll show you two parts of the old city which used to have nothing in common but the sky above them. Two different worlds which rarely met: nobility vs all the «humiliated and insulted». We’ll see the grand city center, modern New Holland where the youth hang out, cozy Kolomna with courtyards, ruins, small gardens and quiet life. I hope our walk will help you make up your own impression of the city and those who live here.
In the center there’re lots of grocery stores, cafes and restaurants, we can make a stop at any time to have a rest, snack, drink. In the end I’ll show you the way to the nearest station or help get a taxi.
Step 1. A soft drink in a cafe where we talk a little bit and explore the city’s map
Step 2. Kazan Cathedral where we talk about religion in general and about the Orthodox church in particular; and how it’s been influencing the Russian code
Step 3. Walk around the city center: Nevsky Prospect, the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman, St. Isaacs Cathedral, Colonnade of St. Isaacs Cathedral (optional)
Step 4. Main Post Office, if you wish you can send a card to yourself, relatives or friends
Step 5. Modern park and art place New Holland that offers street-food restaurants (Jewish, Mexican, Georgian, Italian, American, Japanese cuisine, subs and coffee)
Step 6. Kolomna & Spasskaya historical parts of the old city where poor people used to live and where Dostoevsky got inspired and found characters for his novels.
Step 7. Coffee on one of the embankments
Step 8. Advice on where to spend time in St. Petersburg with pleasure and interest. How to visit the main sights by yourself avoiding lines to museums where possible.
transport, tickets, meals and drinks
at 6PM or for request
Nevsky Prospect, the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman, St. Isaacs Cathedral, Colonnade of St. Isaacs Cathedral (optional), Main Post Office, Modern park and art place New Holland, Kolomna & Spasskaya historical parts