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Frequently asked questions

We get many letters from the visitors of petersburgcity.com and we certainly answer all of them, but we would like to introduce a new editorial dedicated to the most frequently asked questions and the answers to these questions and we hope that it can be of interest for tourists coming to Saint-Petersburg.

  1. Where can I see the interactive map of the city?
  2. Could you please help me to plan in advance my visit to Saint-Petersburg?
  3. Are there any news concerning visa regulations for the foreigners coming to Russia?
  4. How does Russian money look like?
  5. Can you help me to find accomodation in Saint-Petersburg?
  6. Where can I buy Lomonosov porcelain?
  7. When are boat trips available in Saint-Petersburg?
  8. How to obtain permission to export objects from Russia?
  9. When and where can I see the restored Amber Room?

    1. Where can I see the interactive map of the city?

    http://petersburgcity.com/map/

    2. Could you please help me to plan in advance my visit to Saint-Petersburg?

    http://petersburgcity.com/for-tourists/guides/ We are also planning to introduce new information concerning the main places of interest in the city (palaces, cathedrals, museums, walking tours in the centre of the city etc.).

    3. Are there any news concerning visa regulations for the foreigners coming to Russia?

    http://petersburgcity.com/for-tourists/visa/

    4. How does Russian money look like?

    http://petersburgcity.com/for-tourists/safe/cash/

    5. Can you help me to find accomodation in Saint-Petersburg?

    http://petersburgcity.com/accomodation/

    We are willing to answer all your questions, to help you find accomodation and provide visa support.

    6. Where can I buy Lomonosov porcelain?

    Lomonosov (The Emperor's) Porcelain Factory is a unique phenomenon. Its porcelain is the first in Russia. The factory was founded in 1744 in St.Petersburg. In the year of the Saint-Petersburg 300th anniversary, the history of the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory attracts a higher interest. You are so welcome to visit the new authorized shop of the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory located in 160, Nevsky prospect; it is open daily from 10:00 till 20:00. The nearest metro stations are "Vosstaniia square" and "Alexander Nevsky square". To know more about the factory and its excellent products visit an official site http://www.lomonosov.ru/.

    7. When are boat trips available in Saint-Petersburg?

    The shipping season in Saint-Petersburg is from April 19 till September 30. St. Petersburg, situated at the mouth of the Neva river, is criss-crossed by innumerable smaller rivers and canals. There is a plenty of sights to explore in St. Petersburg. You will have the opportunity to see many of its imperial, aristocratic palaces and gardens, its bridges. The trips may last from 40 min. to 1.5 hours. You can make a boat tour on a high-speed hydrofoil called a "Meteor" to Peterhof and admire its incomparable gardens with 144 fountains, palaces and pavilions. You can make a tour of Ladoga Lake & Valaam Monastery, Onega Lake & Kizhi Island.

    8. How to obtain permission to export objects from Russia?

    Where Department of the Ministry of Culture (Ministerstvo Kultury)
     
    St.Petersburg,
    Malaya Morskaya st., 17
    Tel: +7 (812)311-03-02
    Mon-Fri 11 am - 5 pm
    Reception room
     
     
    What documents
    should be submitted
    • Passport xerocopy;
    • 3 photos (9x13 or 10x15);
    • Photo of an object.
    Duration and
    cost of a process
     
     
       

    By previous
    appointment
     

    Without previous
    appointment
     

    Duration   Maximum a week
    • 1 - 3 days;
    • 1 hour
    Cost  
      author
     
    70 - 270 rubles 630 rubles
      not
    author
     
    150 - 630 rubles
    Much better if

    the gallery or artist from whom you are purchasing assists you with the process, as this often speeds things up considerably

     

     

     

    9. When and where can I see the restored Amber Room?

    Amber Room can be seen in the Catherine's Palace in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo).

    Open hours: 10.00 -- 18.00, except: Tuesday and the last Monday of each month. Entrance fee: 350 roubles.Tel.: (812) 466-6674

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    Best regards

    Editor

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