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13:46

Travel

The Insider Guide: Saint Petersburg

Andrew Forbes

...most singular boutique hotels in the city. Found a few minutes' walk from Saint Isaac's Square and its cathedral, the main city sights, as well as the shops and cafés of Nevsky Prospect are around 15-minutes' walk away. Set on a tree-lined river ... travellers have access to 24-hour services like scanning, printing etc and there are meeting rooms available. Four Seasons. The Four Seasons Lion Palace Saint Petersburg is home to some of Russia's finest and most elegant hotels. Even if you are not a ... guest, it is really a pleasure to visit some of these temples of luxury for a drink or bite to eat - since most are found within magnificent imperial palaces that have been beautifully restored. The Lion Palace, now the Four Seasons Saint Petersburg was

13:46

Travel

I'll meet you in Saint Petersburg

Andrew Forbes

Before travelling to Russia's 'northern Venice' I have to admit that I was concerned about my trip. Media reports of aggressive nationalism, racism and anti-LGBT incidents in Saint Petersburg and across the Russian Federation in the recent years had ... made me cautious. Yet my first impressions upon arrival were of a sophisticated and elegant city. Taking the taxi from Pulkovo airport to Saint Petersburg's city centre took a little more than half an hour. I'd arrived in the evening, so the heavy ... to Saint Petersburg The Russian visa - a travel obstacle Imperial Capital Even as a first-time visitor I quickly realised that this is a city not only impressive for its grand architectural heritage of palaces and cathedrals, of classical

17:57

LifeStyle

5 April 1419: The death of Saint Vincent Ferrer

Tony Bryant

Saint Vincent Ferrer, who died on 5 April 1419, was a Spanish Catholic priest who played a significant role in the conversion of Jews to Catholicism during the early fifteenth century. He also participated in the management of a significant ... (Ferdinand I of Aragon). Born in Valencia in 1350, St Vincent Ferrer (Sant Vicent Ferrer in Valencian), patron saint of orphanages, was the fourth child of a nobleman called Guillem Ferrer. His birth is surrounded in mystery and legend claims that his ... mother experienced no pain while giving birth. It is also said that his father was told in a dream by a Dominican friar that his son would become famous throughout the world. Named after the patron saint of Valencia (St Vincent Martyr), Vincent began

11:30

LifeStyle

A saint who became Santa

Tony Bryant

...stocking is said to have evolved because of the saint's charitable nature. Legend claims that on Christmas Eve he would toss small bags of gold coins through the windows of the homes of the poor. After one bag landed in a child's stocking that was hanging ... Saint Nicholas. The earliest accounts of his life were written centuries after his death and contain much elaboration. He is said to have had a reputation for secret gift-giving and most of the tales are based on his generosity. The modern Santa Claus ... world as Santa Claus. Washington Irving Americanised Sinterklaas into Santa Claus in his book, History of New York, in 1809. However, it was not until later in the 19th century that the spirit of Saint Nicholas would evolve into Santa Claus, although

17:32

LifeStyle

Malaga's own mini Camino de Santiago

Mark Nayler

...behind, eager to see what other sights awaited me on the 15-kilometre path to Antequera. Weaving through the heart of Malaga province, this rarely-trodden track is part of the Camino de Santiago (or Way of Saint James), the Spanish pilgrimage that's more

13:55

Travel

The Russian visa - a travel obstacle

Andrew Forbes

Saint Petersburg is repeatedly recognised as one of the world's leading cultural city destinations, yet there remains an obstacle for many leisure and business travels - the need for a visa in order to legally enter the Russian Federation. Although ... through immigration at Saint Petersburg's airport. Also, an increasingly popular way around the visa requirement is to visit Saint Petersburg on an approved, organised tour from a cruise ship, since passengers are given a 72-hour visa-waiver. This ... doesn't have to be from a long luxury cruise from Europe. Instead you could, for example, fly to Helsinki and pick up a ferry cruise to Saint Petersburg. It might even work out cheaper than getting a visa!

10:12

Local

Thousands take to the beaches for San Juan to welcome in the summer

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Thousands of people descended on the beaches of the Costa del Sol on Sunday night to participate in the San Juan celebrations. People enjoying the music on Los Álamos beach in Torremolinos.Ñ. S. As well as being the eve of a saint's day, San ... birth, rather than the death, of the saint. Salida beach in Marbella. JOSELE-LANZA Jumping over the fire in Fuengirola. B. M The celebrations included the burning of juas on the fire, an effigy similar to Guy Fawkes, and grilling 'espetos' of

15:38

What to do

The Costa del Sol gets ready for the Fiesta de San Juan

Tony Bryant

...moraga - the grilling of sardines on open fires - and the burning of the juas, an effigy similar to Guy Fawkes. At midnight firework displays will mark the arrival of the Feast of Saint John the Baptist. This is one of the few saints' days which ... commemorate the anniversary of the birth, rather than the death, of the saint. San Juan marks the beginning of the summer and is shrouded in pagan rituals, of which water and fire are the main protagonists. According to tradition, the water is at its purest

17:12

National

'Badly restored' Saint George statue criticised

SUR

The regional government in Navarre has said it will try and have a sixteenth-century statue of St George on horseback put back to how it was after a parish church in the town of Estella decided to ask a local company to paint it. The faded historic

15:48

What to do

Saint George's Day garden party

Tony Bryant

The Andalucía Performing Arts Society (TAPAS) is hosting a special St George's Day garden party on Monday 23 April. In true English style, sandwiches, afternoon tea and a collection of homemade cakes will be available. The event will offer an afterno