Saint Petersburg The guide was updated:Saint Petersburg is often described as the most Western city of Russia, as well as its cultural capital. History seeps from every wall and the colours, scale and grandeur of the buildings seem almost too much to take in. According to UNESCO, Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful and architecturally sophisticated cities. Peter the Great’s "window on Europe," which saw the revolution that changed the world, is regaining its imperial splendour. Music, art and literature are in its soul - and partying is a way of life.
|Currency:||Russian ruble (RBL) 1 ruble = 100 kopeks|
|Emergency numbers:||General 01
Resque Service +7 380 91 19
St Petersburg Times
|Opening hours:||Shops are usually open from 10 am until 10 pm. Most shops are open on Sundays. Many shops and supermarkets are open for 24 hours a day. The opening hours of most banks are 10 am to 6 pm, Monday-Friday.|
|Tourist information:||City Tourist Information Bureau
14/52, Sadovaya Street
Tel: +7 812 310 28 22
Gostiny Dvor Metro Station
Opening hours: weekdays 10.00-19.00; Saturdays 12.00-18.00.
37, Sadovaya Street.
Tel: +7 812 570 76 25
Sennaya Metro Station
Opening hours: weekdays 10.00-19.00; Saturdays 12.00-18.00
- Pulkovo Airport (daily 10.00-19.00)
- Palace Square (daily 10.00-19.00)
- St.Isaac's Square (daily 10.00-19.00)
- Aleksandrovsky Park (daily 10.00-19.00)
- Vosstaniya Square (daily 10.00-19.00)
- Rastrelli Square (weekdays 8.30-16.00)
- Marine Facade (Seaport) (daily 10.00-19.00)