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[{"address":"Lyuteranskaya Tserkov' Svyatoy Anny","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":59.944516527444115,"longitude":30.35195180000001},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Tranquil Elegance: St. Anna's Church**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=48f3aadd-4542-4b9a-8ace-07074afb5353"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, fellow travelers, to the charming Lyuteranskaya Tserkov' Svyatoy Anny. Are you ready to embark on a journey through time? This stop has been a cornerstone of Saint Petersburg's history for centuries and is a hidden gem worth taking the time to explore.\n\nDid you know that this very church is over 300 years old? It was completed in 1731 and has withstood the test of time, remaining a true piece of St. Petersburg's religious heritage. As Saint John Chrysostom once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"A beautiful Christian is like a beautiful sunflower, always looking towards the sun, to Christ.\"**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F77.jpg?alt=media&token=f13f2954-4e21-4495-937c-337e962db66c"},{"type":"text","content":"As we stand here, you can see the intricate details of the church's exterior and the beauty of its timeless architecture. Take a moment to admire its intricate details and note the unique features that make it so special.\n\nAllow me to share a personal experience I had here at Lyuteranskaya Tserkov' Svyatoy Anny. Once, while attending a wedding here, I was awestruck by the atmosphere created within its walls. The high ceilings, the stunning paintings, and the sounds of the choir voices all came together to create a magical moment that I will always cherish.\n\nAs you explore the church, take a moment to reflect on the cultural significance of Christianity in Russia and consider the many eras of history that have passed before us.\n\nThere's no denying the value of this stop on our tour. The church's unique design and historical timeline offer a glimpse into the city's storied past. But there's more to discover. Did you notice the quirky T-shirts for sale outside? It's a perfect opportunity to snag a unique souvenir of your time in Saint Petersburg.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, continue on our walking journey, and do not forget to take a moment of reflection and appreciation for this hidden gem that you have explored."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nThursday 10 am–6 pm\nFriday 10 am–6 pm\nSaturday 10 am–6 pm\nSunday 9:30 am–10 pm\nMonday 4–9 pm\nTuesday 10 am–6 pm\nWednesday 10 am–6 pm\n\nFree entry\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annenkirche,_Saint_Petersburg "}]},{"address":"Podpisnyye Izdaniya","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":59.93473977743326,"longitude":30.347809100000006},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Collectible Editions: Podpisnyye Izdaniya**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=663aba73-5069-4c4d-b4d9-ed9dcd2fd669"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Podpisnyye Izdaniya, the next stop on our exploration of Saint Petersburg's hidden gems and highlights. Have you ever wondered what it's like to hold a piece of history in your hands? Well, that's exactly what you'll find here.\n\nThis stop is home to one of the most unique bookstores you'll ever come across. Did you know that the books here are not sold by title or author but rather by the color of their spine? It's a true book lover's dream come true. As a famous philosopher once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.\"**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F22.jpg?alt=media&token=69802606-5490-4d74-8b5a-a597514a24f1"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, let me share a personal story with you. This little piece of heaven was actually recommended to me by a local resident who wanted to share her love for these special books with others. That's the beauty of this city, everyone is so willing to share their knowledge and love of their home with visitors.\n\nTake a moment to wander around this whimsical store and find the perfect book that catches your eye. Who knows, you just might find your new favorite read.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F222.jpg?alt=media&token=1b03f29a-2cc2-46c9-8932-333cb1d28914"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready, let's move on to our next destination. Don't forget to take a mental picture of this unique bookstore before we go."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nThursday 10 am–10 pm\nFriday 10 am–10 pm\nSaturday 10 am–10 pm\nSunday 10 am–10 pm\nMonday 10 am–10 pm\nTuesday 10 am–10 pm\nWednesday 10 am–10 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://www.podpisnie.ru/"}]},{"address":"Kazan Cathedral","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":59.93371607743213,"longitude":30.323494999999998},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Kazan Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russia**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2FKazan_Cathedral_(Saint_Petersburg).jpg?alt=media&token=a065f14b-85dd-466c-8a48-5a4446408e48"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Kazan Cathedral, one of the most spectacular landmarks in Saint Petersburg. I bet you didn't know that this cathedral is modelled after St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. As you stand in front of us today, you are in the footsteps of history.\n\nKazan Cathedral's history is an interesting one, as it played a crucial role during the Russian Revolution in the early 20th century. As famous person once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"The cathedral stood as a symbol of hope and perseverance during the uprising, and to this day stands as a testament to the strength of the Russian people."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F640px-Kazan_Cathedral%2C_Saint_Petersburg%2C_Russia_02.jpg?alt=media&token=9879eff1-3db6-4d16-831f-030a0a0a98bf"},{"type":"text","content":"As you look around, be sure to notice the stunning architecture, intricate mosaics, and impressive domes. If you're interested in finding some hidden gems, make sure to stroll through the nearby gardens for a breathtaking view of the cathedral's exterior."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2FSaint_Petersburg_Kazan_Cathedral_IMG_6303_1280.jpg?alt=media&token=3ea01fdf-0a10-41fc-9051-eca896230500"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time exploring the cathedral and feel free to ask any questions as you go. When you're ready, move on to the next stop on our tour and continue to experience all that Saint Petersburg has to offer."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nSunday 6:30 am–7:45 pm Monday 9 am–7:45 pm\nTuesday 9 am–7:45 pm Wednesday 9 am–7:45 pm Thursday 9 am–7:45 pm\nFriday 9 am–7:45 pm\nSaturday 9 am–7:45 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"http://kazansky-spb.ru/"}]},{"address":"Boutique-Hotel Rachmaninov","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":59.9334895274319,"longitude":30.32256175},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Refined Luxury: Rachmaninov Boutique Hotel**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F8.jpg?alt=media&token=83544f1f-45db-4dad-9a76-6bcfa467a723"},{"type":"text","content":"\"Welcome to the beautiful Boutique-Hotel Rachmaninov! I bet you didn't know that this stunning historic hotel was once the favored spot for Russian aristocracy to rest their weary heads. As you take in the magnificent architecture, let me tell you about the hotel's rich history.\n\nThis hotel was once a refuge for composers and artists who sought inspiration from Saint Petersburg's cultural scene. One famous composer even said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**'The moment I enter the doors of Rachmaninov, I feel as though I'm stepping into another era and my creativity flows like never before.'**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F88.jpg?alt=media&token=5648b171-8ece-487b-b62e-208f833c04d7"},{"type":"text","content":"As you look around the grand lobby, take a moment to appreciate the intricate details of the furniture and decor, all chosen to reflect the city's rich cultural history.\n\nNow, let's explore this magnificent hotel and uncover all the hidden gems it has to offer. Don't forget to snap some photos and share them with your friends and family. If you need a caffeine fix, I highly recommend the hotel cafe for a delicious cup of tea or coffee.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F888.jpg?alt=media&token=c1f36c17-989e-460e-ac51-cbddc4724844"},{"type":"text","content":"If you're ready to move on, our next stop is just a short walk away. But feel free to take your time and enjoy this opulent hotel before we continue on our journey.\""},{"type":"link","title":"Official website ","content":"https://www.hotelrachmaninov.com/?lang=en "}]},{"address":"Palace Square","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":59.93886249998795,"longitude":30.314869467150587},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Palace Square, Saint Petersburg, Russia**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F640px-00_0048_Palace_Square_in_Saint_Petersburg_(Russia).jpg?alt=media&token=bc7b48a0-4aa4-4ddc-afa0-4fdc2143e154"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Palace Square! Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand in the footsteps of history? Well, here we are in one of the most iconic places in all of Russia. In front of us, we have the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian emperors and now home to the world-renowned Hermitage Museum.\n\nAs Catherine the Great once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Art adds to reality, not simply depicts it.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And that's exactly what you'll find inside the Hermitage - a stunning collection of art and culture that will leave you breathless. But before heading inside, let me tell you a surprising fact - did you know that Palace Square is actually the largest square in all of Europe? That's right, this vast space has been the location of many important events throughout history, including the infamous Bloody Sunday in 1905."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F640px-The_Winter_Palace_and_Palace_Square_at_night%2C_Saint_Petersburg%2C_Russia.jpg?alt=media&token=85633e3b-54f3-4e7e-8cad-b40677508671"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, take a look around you. Can you imagine what this place would have looked like during the grand imperial processions of the past? It's amazing to think about the people who have stood in this exact spot before us."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2FPalace_Square%2C_Leningrad_(St._Petersburg).jpg?alt=media&token=aedb3ea3-d995-4d66-9a80-e31368bcbdf4"},{"type":"text","content":"As we move on to our next stop, keep in mind that the history and grandeur of this place are truly one of a kind. Feel free to take your time and explore the square around us, maybe even take a photo or two. And remember, the Hermitage Museum is waiting for you just across the square."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Time:\nPalace Square Timing: 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm\nTime required to visit Palace Square: 01:30 Hrs"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_Square"}]},{"address":"State Hermitage Museum","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":59.940030327439125,"longitude":30.313650549999974},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2FThe_State_Hermitage_Museum%2C_Saint_Petersburg%2C_Russia_(24033708207).jpg?alt=media&token=1856e138-2c98-4ae7-92c0-b84d5b19924b"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome! Are you ready to explore the State Hermitage Museum? This incredible museum is full of art and history, and I'm excited to share some of its many secrets with you.\n\nDid you know that the Hermitage is one of the largest art museums in the world? It's home to over three million pieces of art from around the globe, spanning centuries of history. As you look around at this impressive building, you can see why it's become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Saint Petersburg.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2FThe_State_Hermitage_Museum%2C_Saint_Petersburg%2C_Russia_(38218140674).jpg?alt=media&token=3456fe44-b983-4e83-8111-a23ad73641f6"},{"type":"text","content":"As someone once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Art is a reflection of the times in which we live.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"When you visit the Hermitage, you'll be transported through time and space, experiencing amazing works of art that reflect the world's most important events and eras.\n\nOne of the best things about the Hermitage is that there's something here for everyone, no matter what kind of art you enjoy or what era of history you're interested in. From ancient Egyptian relics to European masterpieces, you're sure to find something that captures your imagination.\n\nI highly recommend taking your time to wander around the Hermitage, exploring its many halls and galleries. Make sure to keep an eye out for some of the unique features and hidden gems of the museum, like the stunning ceilings with hand-carved designs or the fascinating exhibits on ancient civilizations.\n\nAs a local guide, I can tell you that there's always more to discover in the Hermitage, even for me! So take your time, let yourself be immersed in the art and history, and of course, don't hesitate to ask me any questions you may have along the way.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2FThe_State_Hermitage_Museum%2C_Saint_Petersburg%2C_Russia_(38898451101).jpg?alt=media&token=3ebe00d5-8a80-464f-b2f6-af494a82afd0"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready, we'll move on to the next stop on our walking tour. Until then, enjoy soaking up all the incredible sights and sounds of the State Hermitage Museum."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nSunday 11 am–6 pm\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 11 am–8 pm\nWednesday 11 am–6 pm Thursday 11 am–6 pm\nFriday 11 am–8 pm\nSaturday 11 am–8 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/"}]},{"address":"Yusupov Palace","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":59.92787962742568,"longitude":30.30020025},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Palatial Splendor: Yusupov Palace**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F1.jpg?alt=media&token=aa414635-8f0d-4a41-be2f-7279db8e769c"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the stunning Yusupov Palace, where history, culture, and architecture come together to create a captivating experience. Did you know that this palace was once home to one of the wealthiest families in Russia? That's right, the Yusupovs were considered one of the most influential and prosperous families of the 19th and early 20th centuries.\n\nAs a local tour guide, I love bringing visitors to this unique landmark because of its rich history. It's not every day that you get to step inside a palace that was once reserved only for the most elite members of society.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=a87ffaa5-6672-484e-85f3-c581f462e73e"},{"type":"text","content":"In front of us, we have the entrance to the magnificent Yusupov Palace. Take a moment to look around and take in the grandeur of the palace's exterior. As any local will tell you, this stop is not to be missed on your exploration of Saint Petersburg.\n\nAs the famous poet Alexandr Pushkin once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"With persistent effort and frightening fortunes, the Yusupovs managed to create this architectural masterpiece\".**"},{"type":"text","content":"The palace is truly magnificent, with ornate decorations and stunning artwork.\n\nThe story of this palace is even more intriguing than its architecture. It's here that Grigory Rasputin, the mystical healer and confidant of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, was assassinated. The Yusupovs, along with several other conspirators, planned Rasputin's death in this very palace. I always find it fascinating to stand in the very room where this historic event took place.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F111.jpg?alt=media&token=d1fc0d8a-3fb1-4bfc-ad92-d6c2878f9129"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time to explore the palace and immerse yourself in the cultural and historical significance of this hidden gem. And when you're ready, let's move on to the next stop on our journey through Saint Petersburg's captivating history."},{"type":"text","content":"Openin hours:\nThursday 10 am–7:30 pm\nFriday 10 am–7:30 pm\nSaturday 10 am–7:30 pm\nSunday 10 am–7:30 pm\nMonday 10 am–7:30 pm\nTuesday 10 am–7:30 pm\nWednesday 10 am–7:30 pm\n\nTicket office open daily – 9.30 to 6.00\nTicket Price is based on season\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://www.yusupov-palace.ru/en"}]},{"address":"Museum of Russian Vodka","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":59.932860377431204,"longitude":30.298255},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Cheers to Russian Culture: Vodka Museum**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=344bc927-bc23-46e9-9d77-3daea6a5a72d"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Museum of Russian Vodka, a stop on our tour of the hidden gems and highlights of Saint Petersburg. I bet you didn't know that vodka is one of the most important drinks in Russia and has been an integral part of the country's culture for centuries. As a local guide, I'm excited to show you around and give you insider knowledge that can't be found in a guidebook.\n\nIn front of us sits a stunning building with a rich history. The Museum of Russian Vodka is housed in a 100-year-old distillery and showcases the fascinating history of vodka production in Russia. As a lover of history and culture, this stop is one of my favorites on the tour.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F33.jpg?alt=media&token=aaf364b9-5176-4174-86c1-19ebad15a9bd"},{"type":"text","content":"As a famous Russian author once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Vodka is an intangible asset of Russia, and without it, the country is nothing.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"The drink has played a significant role in Russian customs and traditions, and no visit to Saint Petersburg is complete without learning about its rich history.\n\nOne of the unique features of this stop is the opportunity to try different types of vodka during the tour. You will get to experience the smooth taste of traditional Russian vodka and its various flavors.\n\nTake your time to look around and explore the museum's exhibits, which showcase the tools and processes used in the production of vodka. You will also learn about the various uses of vodka in Russian society, including its role in celebrations and traditional rituals.\n\nBefore we move on to the next stop, don't forget to take advantage of the discount offered in the museum shop for visitors on our tour. Whether you're a vodka lover or just appreciate rich cultural and historical experiences, this stop is not to be missed.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F333.jpg?alt=media&token=8329ce7e-78fd-4d0d-bdc7-39e3797f1937"},{"type":"text","content":"Alright, enough talk for now. Take your time and enjoy this fascinating stop. When you're ready to move on to the next stop on our tour, just let me know."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nThursday 12–10 pm\nFriday 12–10 pm\nSaturday 12–10 pm\nSunday 12–10 pm\nMonday 12–10 pm\nTuesday 12–10 pm\nWednesday 12–10 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Location ","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/599317C55SUVwCVc6"}]},{"address":"New Holland Island","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":59.928999999999974,"longitude":30.289999999999992},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Island Escape: New Holland**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=36ce4767-f7cc-4263-bfe8-550a074725e7"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to New Holland Island! You have arrived at one of Saint Petersburg's hidden gems - a place that is rich in history, art, and culture. In front of us, we have a stunning industrial landscape that has been transformed into an inspiring cultural hub. Have you ever wondered what makes New Holland Island so unique compared to other landmarks in Saint Petersburg? Let me show you!\n\nAs a local tour guide, I am excited to share with you the stories, hidden gems, and insider knowledge of this beautiful island. The founder of Saint Petersburg, Peter the Great, once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"A garden must have a center and that center must be water.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"New Holland Island was created to provide such a center for the Admiralty Shipyard, and today, it continues to be a central and cherished landmark for both locals and tourists."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=c1499af3-1441-471e-bd9b-7e94e8904094"},{"type":"text","content":"If you look closely, you'll notice the design of the island is truly mesmerizing. The oval shape is reminiscent of the famous Fontanka River, and the canals crisscross the island to create an intricate network that connects different parts of the island. The industrial architecture of the island, such as the red brick buildings and rusted machinery, that have been blended with modern design principles.\n\nThe island is home to galleries, theaters, cafes and restaurants that showcase the best of Saint Petersburg's art, music, and cuisine. I highly recommend visiting the charming bookstore and checking out the artwork at Artsvit Gallery.\n\nThere is a lot to see and do on New Holland Island. Take your time, explore, and enjoy all the unique features this island has to offer. Remember, as they say, \"In Saint Petersburg, every stone has its own history.\"\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F666.jpg?alt=media&token=20d43334-4ed3-41a2-ad83-121196d411b1"},{"type":"text","content":"If you're ready to move on to the next stop of our walking tour, follow the path towards the canal and continue down the pedestrian walkway towards Admiralty Shipyard and Palace Square. Let's continue our exploration of Saint Petersburg's hidden gems and highlights, together!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday-Thursday from 09: 00 to 22:00 hours,\nFriday-Sunday from 09:00 to 23: 00 hours.\nEntry is free"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://www.newhollandsp.ru/en/ "}]},{"address":"Freud Museum of dreams","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":59.95524392745593,"longitude":30.293876499999993},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Exploring the Unconscious: Freud Museum**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=b124f9e9-fba1-4cc0-876a-8dc3074ece78"},{"type":"text","content":"Hello and welcome to the Freud Museum of Dreams! Did you know that this museum was once the home of Sigmund Freud, the famous founder of psychoanalysis, and it now houses his personal collection of antiquities and art? As Freud once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Dreams are never concerned with trivia.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And at this museum, you will have the opportunity to explore the intricacies of our own subconsciousness.\n\nIn front of us, you will see the house that Freud spent the last years of his life, which has been preserved as a museum. As you walk through the rooms, you can almost imagine the great professor himself sitting at his desk, pondering his next great theory.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F44.jpg?alt=media&token=50631a19-f36a-481b-829f-eda91c747239"},{"type":"text","content":"But this stop is not just about history, as the museum also hosts a variety of special exhibits and events throughout the year. We have had some fantastic exhibits recently, including \"The Psychology of Fashion,\" and I highly recommend checking out what's currently on display during your visit.\n\nAs you explore the museum, make sure to take a moment to appreciate the beautiful garden out back, which was designed according to Freud's personal specifications. It's a peaceful haven in the midst of the busy city, making it a perfect spot to relax and reflect on the deeper meanings of life.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F444.jpg?alt=media&token=5ad027e8-ca7a-4bd2-9a97-9a5d772b08c4"},{"type":"text","content":"So go ahead and take your time exploring the Freud Museum of Dreams. It truly is a unique and thought-provoking stop on our walking tour. When you're ready, we will move on to the next hidden gem of Saint Petersburg."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nThursday 12–5 pm\nFriday 12–5 pm\nSaturday 12–5 pm\nSunday 12–5 pm\nMonday 12–5 pm\nTuesday 12–5 pm\nWednesday 12–5 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website ","content":"\thttp://www.freud.ru/ "}]},{"address":"Sevcable Port","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":59.92452192742199,"longitude":30.240982250000002},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Urban Oasis: Sevcable Port**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=f915b3d4-4477-44b4-8c0d-727265a89484"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Sevcable Port, one of the hidden gems of Saint Petersburg. Have you ever wondered what it's like to venture off the beaten path and discover a piece of history that not many visitors know about?\n\nSevcable Port was once an important hub for the city's cable industry. It took an astonishing 30 years to complete, and is a testament to the ingenuity of engineers of the time. As I stand here, I can't help but marvel at the sheer size and scale of this incredible building - it's truly a sight to behold.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F55.jpg?alt=media&token=0d3461eb-83fc-49b2-9ec1-719b2991af50"},{"type":"text","content":"As the famous author Anton Chekhov once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"In every man's heart, there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"Looking at the grandeur of Sevcable Port, I can't help but feel that this is what he was talking about.\n\nBut this stop is more than just a building - it's an opportunity to enter into the heart of local life in Saint Petersburg. The area surrounding Sevcable Port is home to many eclectic shops, cafes and event spaces. You never know what you might stumble upon! And as you explore, don't forget to look out for the small details that make this stop unique.\n\nAs a tour guide, I always like to share my own stories and experiences with visitors. In fact, I once stumbled upon a local band performing in one of the open spaces near Sevcable Port. It was such an incredible experience, and a great example of the unexpected surprises that Saint Petersburg has in store.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FPnfH2DvGrdM5jgGfFXqy%2F555.jpg?alt=media&token=04b740db-6514-456a-a16e-a1e25aed9846"},{"type":"text","content":"I hope you take the time to fully absorb everything Sevcable Port has to offer. When you're ready to move on, we'll venture out to explore even more hidden gems and highlights of this beautiful city."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nThursday 10 am–11 pm\nFriday 10 am–11 pm\nSaturday 10 am–11 pm\nSunday 10 am–11 pm\nMonday 10 am–11 pm\nTuesday 10 am–11 pm\nWednesday 10 am–11 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://sevcableport.ru/en "}]}]
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