Once the capital of the Russian empire, St Petersburg is a maze of romantic bridges and canals and is as majestic now as during the rule of the Tzars.
The Grand Hotel Emerald is conveniently located in the most historic part of St. Petersburg close to numerous iconic attractions. It is just a few minutes' walk from the famous Nevsky Prospect and Moskovsky railway station, Smolny Cathedral, the Tauride Gardens.
The city's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to The Hermitage - one of the largest art museums in the world. Other must see attractions include St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Peter & Paul Fortress and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood.