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Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St Petersburg

Get to know Russia with a trip to the country’s cultural capital, a beautifully preserved Imperial city that tsars and royals once called home.

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Getting to Know St Petersburg

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Known as Russia’s cultural capital, St Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, whose ambition was to outshine all of Europe. Majestic in its layout of parks and canals, this beautifully preserved city is like a jewel box, dazzling with Imperial palaces in hues of yellow, blue and green. The city is woven with a network of canals, earning it frequent comparisons to Venice. The centrepiece of culture and history is the State Hermitage Museum, established by Catherine the Great in 1764 and home to the world’s largest collection of paintings and an exquisite display of Fabergé jewels. Classical Russian opera and ballet come to life at the gilded Mariinsky Theatre. Beautiful at all times of year, St. Petersburg sparkles with Doctor Zhivago–like romance in winter. Snow decorates the colourful architecture, and horse-drawn sleighs speed along the frozen river. Summer is a mild and comfortable season, with the legendary White Nights from late May to mid July bringing long days when the sun barely dips below the horizon and the city buzzes with activity.

hotel at a Glance

  • The two lions that flank the entrance of the 19th-century palace were immortalised in Alexander Pushkin’s “The Bronze Horseman.”
  • Designed by the architect of St Isaac’s Cathedral, the palace was originally a luxury apartment building. It later housed the Ministry of Defense, a hostel and even a school.

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Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St Petersburg
St Petersburg

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1 Voznesensky Prospekt
St Petersburg
Russia, 190000
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