Avtovo Vacations

5 miles (8 kilometers) to the southwest of St. Petersburg, is Avtovo, the perfect place to discover more about this fabulous region. This popular part of town is approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Pulkovo Airport.

Avtovo is a popular place to visit while you are in St. Petersburg as a large number of the area’s most popular attractions are within easy driving distance. Two destinations that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating Moskovsky Victory Park and the iconic Narva Triumphal Arch. Also worth checking out are the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex and Petrolesport Terminal.

You’ll find plenty of unique cultural attractions in and around Avtovo. Take the time to see the many museums here such as Menshikov Palace, the Pushkin Museum and Memorial Apartment and the Arctic and Antarctic Museum. To catch home-grown and touring acts, head to the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Alexandrinsky Theatre and the Mussorgsky Opera and Ballet Theatre, one of the area’s great live concert venues.

If the sun is out, do what the locals do and appreciate the local natural destinations. The conservation reserves such as the New Holland Island, allow visitors to see the animals and plants that exist in the area.

Holiday makers visiting the Avtovo area should go and see the Grand Choral Synagogue. Take the time to visit religious sites such as Vladimirskaya Church. Relax in the calm atmosphere and get a deeper understanding of the role of religion in the area. Learn about St. Petersburg’s past by visiting Mariinsky Palace.

If you are ready to indulge in some retail therapy, explore the various stores at Gostiny Dvor.

Watch much-loved sporting heroes, the Zenit Saint Petersburg, take on their rivals at the iconic Petrovsky Stadium. Look like a local and pull on the blue and white, the colors of the Zenit Saint Petersburg.

To make the most of this fascinating part of the world, think about staying close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. The Petro Palace Hotel, the Domina Prestige St. Petersburg and the Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg are just three of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.

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