Bridges in Saint Petersburg: history and quirks

Saint Petersburg bridges

Today we’re having a closer look at history and quirks of Saint Petersburg’s most beautiful bridges. I mean, this city has an astounding 342 bridges connecting its 42 islands. I feel obliged to mention them. And, on top of that, I find bridges in Saint Petersburg absolutely fascinating, not only because of all the key… Continue reading

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5 Handy Hints for Living in St. Petersburg

Thinking of coming to St. Petersburg? The beautiful Northern Capital is bursting at the seams with culture, history and art. With so much to explore, it’s worth getting to know the practical ins-and-outs of living here! I’ve put together 5 handy hints for life in St. Petersburg to help you truly get to know the… Continue reading

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A guide to the Petersburg bridges

bridges

A guide to the Petersburg bridges The bridge system in Saint Petersburg can be confusing to say the least. If you’re visiting in winter, when the rivers and canals are iced over then you have nothing to worry about. However, in summer, all the main bridges across the Neva, the Bolshaya Nevka, the Malaya Neva, and the… Continue reading

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Opening of the Bridges 2014

Despite the snow we had yesterday (feel lucky we only got a few flurries – Moscow was buried under 17cm!), the ice has finally melted in the Neva and the bridges were opened for the first time this year last night, a whole month earlier than planned! Thanks to an unseasonably warm March, during which… Continue reading

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