Sights

Kamsky Garden.

Kamsky Garden on Vasilyevsky Island became a favorite vacation spot for locals and guests of the northern capital long time ago. Green lawns, flower gardens, as well as a "rock garden" and the calm flow of the Smolenka River will make your evening walk through the park pleasant and peaceful.

A small green island located between the Smolenka River, st. Kama and the 14th line V.O.

In order to get into it from the hotel, you just need to cross the road! It is visible from the windows of some rooms.

 

Chapel of Saint Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg.

Ksenia of Petersburg - patroness of the city of St. Petersburg. Designed by architect A., located at the Smolensk cemetery. A. Vseslavin in 1902. Today is one of the main shrines of St. Petersburg. People believe in miraculousness, and also in order for Xenia to hear a request for her to write and keep the clock, as well as to light a candle in memory of the saint.

To get to the clock from our hotel, you need to turn to Kamskaya Street and go in the direction of increasing the numbering of houses to the entrance to the Smolensk cemetery. Church church (temple), the chapel of St. Xenia the Blessed Petersburg.

Address: st. Kama, 24

Opening hours and services: daily from 10 am to 4 pm, on weekends from 10 am to 5 pm continuously, with an interval of 5-10 minutes, prayers of the holy blissful prayer and funeral prayers are held.

 

Spit of Vasilyevsky Island.

One of the most recognizable architectural ensembles of St. Petersburg is the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, dividing the Neva into the Bolshaya and Malaya

This ensemble is located in the eastern part of Vasilyevsky Island and represents a harmonious combination of the architecture of the city with the scenery of the banks of the Neva. Famous architect Domenico Trezzini was invited to build Vasilyevsky Island. Construction was already beginning in the early 1720s, when the Kunstkamera, the palace of Queen Praskovya Fedorovna, Gostiny Dvor and the homes of the noble families of the Apraksins, Demidovs, Naryshkins and Lopukhins gradually grew on Vasilyevsky Island, where in the 1730s they placed an exchange, customs and warehouses for goods. From 1783 to 1789, the main building of the Academy of Sciences and the concave part of the northern warehouse were erected on the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. On the empty area between these buildings from 1805 to 1810 a new building of the Exchange was built in the style of an ancient temple, in front of which were installed two Rostral columns - giant 32-meter lighthouses made of various types of stone: gray granite for pedestal and Pudosszhsky stone for sculpture. At the foot of the columns are statues that symbolize the Volga, Dnieper, Neva and Volkhov, while the columns themselves are decorated with anchors and bows of wrought-iron ships. The tradition to establish such Rostral columns in honor of sea victories was revered in ancient Rome.

You can reach the Strelka of the Vasilyevsky Island from our hotel by walking for 30 minutes on Kamskaya Street to go in the direction of decreasing the numbering of houses, then along the Smolenka embankment, and then along the Makarov embankment.

By car you will reach the same way in 8 minutes.

Having passed the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, you can get to the Palace Bridge, and if you cross the bridge and cross the garden of the Winter Palace, you can get to the Palace Square.

 

Palace Bridge.

Palace Bridge - the famous bridge in St. Petersburg. The central span, the divorced Palace Bridge, is understood as one of the symbols of the city. It consists of 5 spans, its length reaches 250 m. According to the nearby Palace Embankment and the Winter Palace it got its name. The bridge was formed in 1912-1916 under the supervision of engineer A. P. Pshenitsky. In 1914, the First World War began, in consequence of which, the architectural design was not completed. Only in 1939, cast-iron gratings were installed instead of a temporary wooden railing. In the 70s, a partial reconstruction was carried out: the lights were installed, the bridge deck was replaced, and the adjustable part was updated. In 1997, the majestic opening of the artistic illumination of the Palace Bridge took place.

 

Palace Square.

Palace Square in St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful and visited places in the Northern capital. The external appearance of the square began to take shape in the 18th century, when designed by architect FB Rastrelli project, the Winter Palace was built, later gave the name of the entire area. Since then, she became known as the Palace. The Winter Palace is located on an area of ​​9 hectares, its facade, made in white and pale green colors, gives the whole structure lightness and airiness.

At the beginning of the 19th century, a project was proposed by the architect Rossi, which made it possible to create an integral architectural ensemble from a number of buildings in the square. In 1819-1829, the General Staff building was built, which still has the longest facade (580 meters) in the world to this day. Its two buildings, combined with an arch, give a particularly solemn and monumental view of the entire square. The triumphal arch is decorated with the chariot of Glory with the Goddess of Victory and the images of Russian soldiers.

In the center of the Palace Square erected a grandiose monument - the Alexander Column. This monument marks the victory of Russia over Napoleon in 1812.

The headquarters of the Guard Corps, whose facade is decorated with 20 columns, connects all the buildings on the square into a single architectural composition.

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