Grand Choral Synagogue
Restored to its full Byzantine-styled glory, the Grand Choral Synagogue was designed by Vasily Stasov and opened in 1893. Its...
Except for one day in 2000 – when an exhibition of avant-garde art was held here – this island has been closed to the public for the...
Its picture-perfect canalside setting, baroque spires and golden domes make the ice-blue Nikolsky Cathedral , just south of the...
Make the heads of vodka-soaked locals turn by pitching up for sto grammov (a 100g shot) at this quirky dive bar, with benches and the...
Stolle - Mariinsky
One of several outlets throughout the city, Stolle is a great place to come for coffee or dessert after an evening at the theatre....
Lonely Planet review
A great place to find antiques and unusual souvenirs, stocking furniture, old gramophones, accordions, jewellery and paintings among other things.