The hallmark of the Northern capital is the countless number of canals and rivers. There are more than 100 rivers and canals in St. Petersburg. In the city center, on the famous embankments, there are grandiose monuments of the Northern capital, and this is one of the reasons why traveling along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg will help you get to know the city better. If you have booked a hotel in the center of St. Petersburg on the official website, then walking along the canals will be especially relevant in order to have time to see all the majestic buildings of the city.
Neva is a river that connects many channels and lakes, so it opens this list. Almost all the main attractions of the city are located right by the water.
The main sights that you can see if you have booked a hotel in the center of St. Petersburg:
• Peter and Paul Fortress
• Arrow of Vasilievsky Island
• cruiser "Aurora"
• Winter Palace
• Kunstkamera and much more.
All the houses on the embankment will tell you a piece of the history of the city. The Moika River flows out of the Field of Mars and crosses Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Square, passes through the famous Yusupov Palace. Fifteen bridges pass through the Sink.
The Fontanka River is one of the busiest areas with many attractions. Fontanka runs directly to the Admiralty Shipyards in the Kolomna area. Along the way, you will definitely see the Pyzhik Chizhik — the smallest monument in St. Petersburg. Its height is 11 centimeters, and its weight is 5 kilograms. And the views of the Faberge Museum, as well as the Anichkov and Kalinkin Bridges will give you an unforgettable impression.
It is a narrow channel running through the city center. The length of the canal is less than 6 km, more than 20 bridges pass through it, many of which are pedestrian.
The canal embankment offers a wonderful panorama of the St. Petersburg architecture of different eras. The main attractions of the Griboyedov Canal are the Bank Bridge, the Lion Bridge, the Kazan Cathedral and the Savior on Spilled Blood.
The Kryukov Canal is the smallest of the known, but perhaps the most saturated in terms of attractions channel.
Admire the most beautiful places of our city. Quiet and secluded places along the way can tell a lot of stories. From the sights on the way you will be able to contemplate: the Mariinsky Theater, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Semimostye, Vega House.
If you do not know where to stay in the center of St. Petersburg in the Admiralteysky district, we recommend booking a cozy room on the official website of the Theatre Square.