Welcome to St Petersburg
Spanned by ornate bridges, the wide, fast-flowing River Neva divides this city of spectacular architecture in two. History seeps from every wall and the colours, scale and grandeur of the buildings seem almost too much to take in. Peter the Great’s "window on Europe," which saw the revolution that changed the world, is regaining its imperial splendour. At its historic heart are grand palaces, amazing museums and spectacular churches. Music, art and literature are in its soul - and partying is a way of life.
|Currency||Russian ruble (RBL) 1 ruble = 100 kopeks|
|Opening hours||Shops 9.00/11.00-19.00/22.00 many open on Sundays. Local ’24-chasa’ (24hr) stores stock groceries, cigarettes and alcohol. Bank hours usually 10.00-18.00, Monday-Friday.|
St Petersburg Times
|Emergency numbers||General 01
Tourist police +7 812 764 9787/278 3014
|Tourist information||City Tourist Information Centre
Address: 14/52, Sadovaya Ulitsa
Tel: +7 812 310 2822
Metro Gostiny Dvor
Opening hours: daily 10.00-19.00 closed on Saturdays and Sundays.