Non-classical locations of the Neva River embankment: where to go if you are staying at our hotel

Non-classical locations of the Neva River embankment: where to go if you are staying at our hotel

St. Petersburg is not only about the ceremonial views of the Palace Embankment and the majestic panoramas of the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. The Neva, the main artery of the city, hides its true treasures from the hasty eyes of tourists.

In this article we have prepared several locations that we have not written about before. And the Teatralnaya Ploshchad hotel will become the starting point on a journey through non-classical locations of the Neva embankment.

A walk through history on Arsenalnaya Embankment, a 45-minute drive from our hotel in St. Petersburg

Start your journey from the Lenin monument by armored car at the Finland Station. The image of the leader of the world proletariat did not just appear in this place. It was at the Finlyandsky Station in 1917 that a train arrived, the passenger of which was Vladimir Ilyich.

While walking along Arsenalnaya Embankment, do not miss the buildings of one of the oldest prisons in St. Petersburg - Kresty. The former solitary prison, and nowadays a correctional labor colony, got its name because of the cruciform structure of the buildings.

The final point of the walk will be the Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge, which offers a magnificent view of the Smolny Cathedral and the historical center.

The tranquility of the Smolny Cathedral garden on the Neva River embankment is a 50-minute drive from our hotel in St. Petersburg

Hidden behind the walls of the Smolny Cathedral, this cozy garden is an oasis of silence in the very heart of the city. Combine your walk with a visit to the temple itself, one of the most beautiful in the city.

The majestic cathedral with sky-blue facades and golden crosses is reflected - a picture of unearthly beauty. Don't rush to leave! Walk deep into the park, sit on a bench by the water and enjoy the panoramic view of the Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge and ships passing by.

Industrial chic of Obukhovskaya Oborona Avenue on the river embankment an hour from our hotel in St. Petersburg

This embankment, stretching on the right bank of the Neva, is a real gift for lovers of industrial aesthetics.

The promenade along the granite parapets will open before you grandiose panoramas of industrial giants built before the revolution. Feel the power and energy of the city reflected in these reinforced concrete structures.

Sunset on Elagin Island on the river embankment 50 minutes from our hotel in St. Petersburg

Evening is the ideal time to plunge into the atmosphere of romance and tranquility on Elagin Island. Stroll along the picturesque alleys of the park, admiring the ancient mansions and bridges. Step out onto the banks of the Bolshaya Neva and enjoy the sunset, turning the sky into crimson and pink hues. Reflecting in the water, the rays of the setting sun create a magical play of light and shadow, turning city landscapes into impressionist paintings.

A visit to these non-tourist locations will give you new impressions of St. Petersburg and allow you to feel the versatility of the city. Returning to the Teatralnaya Ploshchad hotel after a walk, you will keep with you not only beautiful photographs, but also special, incomparable emotions.