Only In St. Petersburg

A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects

ISBN-13: 978-3-9504218-7-3

Author: Duncan JD Smith

Publisher: The Urban Explorer

Edition: 1 (2022)

Specification: Paperback, 120 pages, 56 colour photos & one fold-out map, 13.5 x 21cm

Prices: £ 9.95, € 11.90, US$ 15.00, CDN$ 21.95

Publication postponed! Discover St. Petersburg’s breathtaking architecture, tumultuous history and artistic treasures with this explorer’s guide to Russia’s culture capital.

In a world where places become ever more similar, it is an absolute joy to stumble on the Only In Guides. The author brings to the series the gaze of the enquiring outsider.

Hidden Europe magazine

• A ground-breaking illustrated guide to 55 fascinating and unusual historical sites in Russia’s second city. Baroque palaces and Bolshevik factories, Orthodox churches and Soviet-era bars, magnificent metros and writers’ retreats.

• From Peter the Great’s cabin and the first shopping arcade to an Art Nouveau railway station and the most modern planetarium.

• The Peacock Clock, Stalin’s Big House, a zoo under siege, and a monastery for a warrior.

• The death of Rasputin, a forgotten mansion, the Berezovsky Mammoth, and Nabokov’s butterflies.

• The ideal city guide for travellers who want to escape the crowds and go beyond the well-known paths, as well as for those inhabitants who perhaps thought they already knew their city.


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