The Helvetia, housed in a mansion designed by Swiss architect Augusto Lange in 1828, combines stunning architectural elements and contemporary elegance. Guests will enjoy the proximity to the many fine shops, restaurants and historic sites just a short stroll away including the Rastrelliesque Stroganov Palace, the huge neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Art Nouveau Bookhouse, and the monument to Catherine the Great. The Consulate General of Switzerland shares the same building, which is located just off St. Petersburg’s main thoroughfare ‘Nevsky Prospekt’. The hotel also boasts a secluded inner courtyard offering guests unperturbed tranquility and escape from the frenetic pace of this cosmopolitan city area. The historical Helvetia makes for the perfect base from which to explore the rich architecture of St. Petersburg.