One of the most popular attractions of St. Petersburg is its drawbridges. At night, navigation opens for large cargo ships on the Neva river. To do this, you have to open huge spans of bridges. We recommend that you watch this miracle of mechanics directly from the Neva river. To do this, you need to buy a ticket for a night cruise, it lasts a little more than 2 hours, from 00:00 to 02:30 in the morning, from May to October, every day. The sight of the opening bridges on the Neva River with music and lights on each of the bridges is jaw dropping and electrifying, no where in the world can you experience something like this.

During this cruise, you have time to see the night city, which is very beautifully illuminated at night and see the main architectural monuments of St. Petersburg from the water: Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Admiralty Building. By the opening of the bridges, all tourist vessels go to the Neva river and line up in a whole flotilla: double-decked, single-decked, private yachts, some ships play live music, everywhere the atmosphere of celebration and expectation of a miracle… People come out of their cabins, wrapped in blankets, and watch as the giant bridges, slowly and smoothly, lift up the “arms” of their spans. As a rule, motor ships wait aside so that passengers can see several main bridges in the Central part of the city at once.


Author: Alexandr Boltinsky

Location : St.Petersburg

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