During my trip to Russia with Travel All Russia on their small group tour Treasures Of Two Capitals visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg our small group were escorted on board a slick air conditioned mini coach to the famous Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, situated on Nevsky Prospekt - home to some of the worlds most beautiful and historic sites including The Kazan Cathedral, Stroganov Palace and the House of Books, one of the first bookstores to open in Russia.
Petersburg we departed Moscow bound for the historic city of St. The Grand Hotel Europe is truly an experience in pure Russian luxury, the building itself is an architectural marvel boasting centuries old cupolas and porticos it rises above the surrounding beauty in a vibrant display of glittering golden lights and sculptural beauty.
There is also an superb collection of domestic liquors and liqueurs.
From late night cocktails to early breakfasts, the lobby bar was a regular place to meet up with a few of my travel group buddies.
Located in the heart of the city on Nevsky Prospekt and Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa, Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is renowned as a luxury hotel and cultural landmark in St Petersburg.
Italian architect Carlo Rossi used an impressive Neo-Baroque façade to combine neighboring properties dating back to the 1820s to create one magnificent building for the Evropeyskaya Hotel Company. The beautiful Art Nouveau designs still enjoyed today were introduced by Swedish-Russian architect Fyodor Lidval at the turn of the century.
The restaurant draws its inspiration from Asia and offers a warm relaxing atmosphere with dining options for both inside and alfresco dining. Petersburg, then its well worth considering the Belmond Grande Hotel Europe for its richness, its history and its welcoming experience that travelers from around the world can experience for themselves.
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