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Palace Bridge

Bolshaya Neva River Emb., St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 000-00-00
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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.
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Bolshaya Neva River Emb., St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 000-00-00
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Be sure to explore the Palace Bridge during the day, but be very careful at night! It will draw and you may not be able to get home!

1  Thank Joe B
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I walked up to this from my lodgings at 1.15 am on a wet Sunday night, and the crowds were thin and not too many boats on the water (Monday workday looming!). The lighting is pretty and I would love to have been patient enough...More

Thank antijean
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Palace bridge is one of many in St. Petersburg, but it stands out from the rest in size and design. We saw it on a boat trip down the Neva river.

Thank Machka1111
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The palace bridge is one of the ancient architectural design that I cherished in St. Petersburg. This is not just a bridge but a bridge with details of how designs are inculcated with nature and produce a beautiful edifice

Thank princeiseoluwa
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Beautiful architecture with artistic railings and statues. We crossed it twice bur did not get to see it at night - or from the water: sad.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Check opening hours, it is really cool to watch all the boats lining up to go through when it opens !

Thank ghm11_2
Reviewed 11 October 2017

People gather after midnight to see the bridge open. It is an attraction, but not one to die for. I preferred to walk on the bridge during daytime when you can appreiate more details.

Thank Betty P
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We did this on a Saturday morning. On that occassion there were a lot of people viewing all down the embankment. There was however no classical music playing that night? From the palace bridge you can see Blagoveshenskiy Bridge to the west and if you...More

1  Thank ozweb
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Singing bridges are incredible! Palace Bridge is bred at 1.20 and it is accomponied with classic music - unforgetable experience

Thank Minna R
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The most beautiful bridge of St. Petersburg. Looks cool in the evening, because it has a bright lilac backlighting.The raising at night to the music great and spectacular. Its very beautiful background for night photos.

Thank Marina B
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Diane M
6 January 2017|
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Response from Christopher S | Reviewed this property |
David B is correct if you walk down to palace bridge and the across from the Hermitage there are plenty of boats. You may also want to ask the concierge at the hotel they can help you save time and hassle in getting you what... More