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Saint Petersburg | 2018 FIFA World Cup Host City

Saint Petersburg FIFA World Cup 2018The second largest city in Russia will be an important destination for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This Russian city was founded by Tsar Peter the Great. Name of Saint Petersburg has been changed many times, in 1914 it was named Petrograd, in 1924 it was named Leningrad and in 1991 the city was once again named Saint Petersburg and it has not been changed since then.

It will not be wrong to call Saint Petersburg as the Cultural Capital of Russia. Saint Petersburg has the worlds largest art museum. The Historic Centre and Related Groups of Monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

General Information
Police Help Line 102
Ambulance 103
General Emergency 112
Currency Russian ruble (RUB)
Drives on the Right
Time Zone UTC+03:00
Distance from Moscow 715 Kms

History

The city was founded on 27 May 1703 and it was built by the Swedish prisoners of the Great Northern War, the city has served as capital city of Russian Empire. Saint Petersburg has a important role in the history of Russia, a number of revolutions in the past have taken shape in the city.

Climate

The average High temperature during the month of June and July is 20.00 degree Celsius or 68 degrees Fahrenheit and 23.0 degree Celsius and 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit respectively.

The average low temperature during the Month of June and July is 11.7 degree Celsius or 53.1 degrees Fahrenheit and 15.0 degree Celsius or 59 degrees Fahrenheit respectively.

Hotels

Following are the hotels near the Saint Petersburg Stadium (Krestovsky Stadium):-

Name of the Hotel Address Distance from Krestovsky Stadium
Price (USD)
Hotel Park Krestovskiy Severnaya Road, 12 | Krestovskiy Island, St. Petersburg 197110, Russia 0.5 Kms 50
Hotel Club Marinn 1.7 Kms 50
Menshikov Hotel Uralskaya St. V.O., 12, St. Petersburg 199155, Russia 3.0 Kms 45
MFK Gorniy Nalichnaya st., 28/16, St. Petersburg 199406, Russia 3.5 Kms 75

Transportation

Rail:- With five railway terminals, St. Petersburg is often the final destination of most of the suburban railways. The city also is also connected with international destinations by the railway line. There is a Moscow – Saint Petersburg Railway is operational since 1851 and High-speed trains are also available for this route. One can take Metro to reach the stadium and the nearest metro station to Saint Petersburg Stadium is Krestovsky Ostrov which is on the Purple Line 5 and thereafter one needs to walk for about half an hour to reach the stadium.

Road:- The public transport system primarily includes Tram, buses and trolleybus lines. You can reach St. Petersburg by bus and the best bus to take would be either of Bus No. 10 or 25. One needs to walk for about 15-20 minutes to reach the stadium.

Air:- The city is served by Pulkovo International Airport, however, it the stadium is about 50 Kms away from the Airport.

Places to visit

One thing is sure with Saint Petersburg is that you will surely miss the city after going back to home if you don’t live there. There is an ocean of things to do or visit in St. Petersburg. One can visit Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Catherine Palace and Park, Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Pavlovsk Palace and Park and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) are some of the monument or places that we have mentioned but it is suggested you must make a proper plan as per your individual choice.

Stadium

All the matches of Saint Petersburg 2018 Host City will be played in the Saint Petersburg Stadium which is also known as Krestovsky Stadium. The Stadium will host a total of 7 matches of FIFA World Cup 2018.

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