A great opportunity to take a look of the whole city is to visit one of the observing platforms of this open-air museum (the whole historical center of St. Petersburg is under UNESCO protection).
5 + 1 of the best observation decks in the city:
Colonnade of St. Isaac’s Cathedral
Five hundred thousand people per year this is the approximate statistic of visits to the observation deck of the largest Orthodox church in St. Petersburg. Almost 300 numbered steps of an medieval spiral staircase will lead you to a height of 43 meters. From here, from the most popular panoramic point of the city open magnificent views of the Neva, Palace Squares, the Admiralty, the Winter Palace, the Savior on Spilled Blood and other famous sights.
Smolny Cathedral observation deck
Few steps less than in St. Isaac’s Cathedral, exactly 277 steps - will have to be overcome by those who wish to climb to the observation deck of the Smolny Cathedral. Its belfry is the highest museum panoramic point in the city. A wonderful view of the Neva river opens from a height of 50 meters. You can see the the Smolny Monastery, the Resurrection Cathedral and the Smolny Institute, the Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge. While climbing up, visitors are accompanied by music of the Baroque era, as this temple complex was built in the Elizabethan Baroque style.
The observation deck on the bell tower of the Peter and Paul Cathedral
However, one of the best panoramic views of the historical center of St. Petersburg opens from here: the Admiralty, Palace Embankment, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Palace, Trinity Bridge and the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. It is also the perfect place for selfies.
Museum named Karl Bulla on Nevskiy Prospect
This is the salon’s balcony, from which the Nevsky Prospect, Ostrovsky Square and Sadovaya Street can be perfectly viewed.
NEW NEW : Observation deck in Lakhta Center ( The opening is planned at the end of 2020)
There are many other viewing platforms on the rooftops of the city. We tried to choose the best with the best views.
Come to St.Petersburg and see that by your own eyes!
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