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5 Jun 2017
Belmond shares a monthly round-up of news and special launches, inspiring travel to some of the world's most enriching destinations.
A Grand Hotel in Russia's First Great Modern CityBelmond Grand Hotel Europe is located in St Petersburg, Peter the Great’s ‘Window on the West’ and the cultural capital of Russia.
The country’s first great modern city was built on marshland in 1703. In less than 100 years it had become one of the finest cities in the world – an architectural homage to the opulence of the Tsars and a centre of art, culture, music and dance.
Through this magnificent city of set-piece buildings, dappled Venetian-style canals and glittering palaces runs Nevsky Prospekt. To stroll along the wide boulevard today is to step back in time to an era of imperial balls, White Night parties and extravagant masquerades.
Right at the heart of Nevsky Prospekt at Arts Square, just a few minutes’ walk from major attractions including,the Russian State Museum, Church on Spilled Blood and Hermitage Museum, is Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, a national and cultural landmark.
A cultural and culinary landmark, this stately hotel dates back to the 19th century and has played a central role in the life of St Petersburg for over 140 years.
Standing along Nevsky Prospect, it is centrally located facing the Church of the Split Blood, across from the Shostakovich Philharmonic, next to the Russian Museum and within walking distance of the famous Hermitage. With strong ties to the worlds of theatre, music and dance, a stay here will take you straight to the heart of Russia.Download Factsheet