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This simply designed bridge crossing the Neva River is best known for the magnificent view it creates when its elevated platforms frame the gilded spire of the SS Peter & Paul Cathedral rising in the background.
Bolshaya Neva River Emb., St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most famous things in the city. Outstanding bridges that go up during the night to allow movement of passing ships. Amazing sight indeed and you can see the timing when the bridge will be up, depending of the day and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank a1eksandar
Reviewed 5 November 2018

A majestic sight to see the bridge opening up in the middle of the night ,happening in the time of the white night is actually like in the middle of the day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 320Shula
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Watching the bridge opening from a barge in the river with all those lights and all those pedestrians watching from the river banks was a unique experience

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ErifiliT
Reviewed 25 October 2018

If you are outside late night, it is worth to watch the Palace Bridge in all opening process It splits in two parts, and by this way the boats can pass and proceed their route in the river. The all happening is like a celebration...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kdeli
Reviewed 18 September 2018

You have to stay awake late night to watch this, but worth it.the whole process is beautiful. strongly recomend if you have time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Drphani
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The Palace Bridge is a short walk from our hotel in St. Petersburg, Solo Sokos Vasilievsky. It is a good place to view the Neva River and the boat cruises. We did not walk the bridge at night, but someones told us the night scene...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2CanadianTravellers
Reviewed 8 September 2018

The Palace Bridge spans the Neva River between Palace Square and Vasilievsky Island. We drove back and forth across this bridge on our excursions in St. Petersburg. It provides great views in both directions.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobertRAH-64
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

One of nice attractions specially at night in Saint Petersburg watching the bridge and the beauty of light of the city Weather was raining at around 8:30 pm but still we have great time then we rent a boat for 90 minutes with 650 Rebel’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank abdulrahman542
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The Palace Bridge opens up at night at about 2:00 am. There were lots of tourists there and it was quite a sight. I had never seen a bridge open up like that before. Magnificent sight. You must see it when you visit St. Petersburg.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Pauloh686
Reviewed 1 September 2018

the openning ceremony at about 1:30 am is one of st. petersburg's gem with lights and music, hopefuly without rain

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of boats moored outside the Hermitage. Stroll along the riverside and pick the one you fancy for a night when there is no rain forecast if possible. Our trip included a visit to the Fortress.