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Jewish Saint Petersburg Tour
"Visit the Grand Choral Synagogue is an important part of the tour: Designed in Moorish style by architects Shaposhnikov and Shreter the Synagogue opened in 1893 by which time the Jewish community had reached  16500 nearly 2% of the city’s population. Accommodating over 1200 persons the Synagogue was the only Jewish place of prayer to survive the repressions of 1930s. It continued to function even during the Siege of Leningrad 1941-1944. Today the Synagogue still has an active community. St. Petersburg has a well developed Je dozens of Jewish centers and community houses welcome visitors from all over the world. You will meet locals there learn about activities and tasks of the community and see for yourself how Russian Jews live today -all this in your  visit to one of the local Jewish community centres (e.g. famous Yesod). After that lunch/snack/coffee-break in a local venue of you
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Russian Ballet Evening and 3-course Traditional Russian Lunch in Saint-Petersburg
"A driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and drive you to the centrally located Russian restaurant. Here you will taste the famous courses of Russian cuisine such as fresh cabbage salad with apple vinegret (Old-style Russian salad with cooked and pickled vegetables) Shchi (Russian cabbage soup) with sour cream chicken cutlet ""Pozharskaya"" with tomato sauce hot pancake with fruit spread chicken fricassee in mushroom sauce Kasha (buckwheat porridge with onion). And of course
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One Day Private Tour: City Tour with Skip-the-Line Hermitage
"Itinerary:9am:  Meet your guide at the hotel9am - 12pm: City Tour (Photo stops at famous sights of the city including inside visit to Peter & Paul Fortress + St. Peter & Paul Cathedral)
12:15pm - 1:15pm:  Lu Rostral Columns Egyptian Sphinxes and the Academy of Fine Arts Saint-Petersburg State UniversityPeter & Paul’s Fortress + Cathedral - inside visit; photo stops at the Artillery museum Trinity square Cabin of Peter IPhoto stop St. Isaac’s Square: Monument to Nicholas I Mariinsky Palace
From $290.00

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Bankovsky Bridge

Bankovsky Bridge or Banking Bridge over Griboyedov Canal is situated between houses 27 and 30 on Embankment of Griboyedov Canal near the University of Finance. Construction of that pedestrian bridge started in 1825 during the reign of Emperor Alexander I of All Russian, Czar of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland. Project was created by two engineers V.K. Tretter and V.A. Christianovich. Assignation Bank was situated near the bridge at that time and that was the reason why new bridge got such name. Bridge decorated with for figures of gryphons created by sculptor P.P. Sokolov.

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Oleg_D.
May 19, 2016

Ekateringofsky draw-bridge pavilion.

This is the pavilion of operating the drawing gear of Ekateringofsky draw-bridge. It was built in 1910-1917, 1950 – 1953 by the architects A. Pshenitsky, D. Akimov-Perets. The length of the bridge is 66,8 m, the width 23,3 m. It’s situated between Rizhsky prospect and Gapsal’skaya Ul. From 1911 till 1930 the bridge had a name of Rizhsky. It’s the only one-span bridge. The pavilion is decorated as a granite tower. The bridge is built over the Ekateringofka river. The nearest metro station Narvskaya is as far as about 1,463m.

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Skillsbus
Jul 29, 2013

Puente - Anichkov - Bridge

Este puente sobre el río Fontaka marcaba el límite entre la ciudad moderna y la más clásica y monumental
En él se ven cuatro domadores con sus caballos , que representa la lucha del hombre con la naturaleza.
Cuenta la leyenda que las estatuas diseñadas por Peter Klodt y las esculturas originales , fueron regaladas por el zar al Rey de Prusia y a Nápoles por la hospitalidad durante su visita . Dos de los caballos se enviaron sin lengua , lo que le costó la vida al escultor
También se dice que Klodt esculpió la cara de sus enemigos debajo de las colas de los caballos
No dejar de ver el palacio Beloselski que está en uno de los extremos del puente , que es un edificio neo-barroco de color rosa que está decorado con columnas corintias y balcones con atlantes

This bridge over the river Fontaka marked the boundary between the modern and the most classical and monumental part of Saint Petersburg
There are four trainers with their horses, representing the man's struggle with nature.
Lore says that the original statues designed by Peter Klodt were donated by the Czar to the King of Prussia and to Naples for their hospitality during his visit. Two of the horses were sent without tongue , which cost the life of the sculptor
They say that Klodt carved the face of their enemies under the tails of the horses
Do not miss the palace Beloselski that is at one end of the bridge, which is a neo-baroque pink building which is decorated with Corinthian columns and balconies with Atlantis

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elpariente
Jul 19, 2012

Puentes - Bridges

No hay más que ver en un mapa de San Petersburgo el rio Neva y todos sus canales para comprender la importancia de los 340 puentes
En invierno los canales se llegan a helar , pero al llegar la primavera y el deshielo , se alargan los días y llega lo que en San Petersburgo llaman las Noches Blancas , cuando nunca oscurece y aprovechan para celebrarlo , abrir los puentes levadizos de madrugada y pasear por los canales ( Ojo!!! Estudiar el itinerario pues puedes encontrar algún puente cerrado y hay que esperar a que lo cierren )
Hay todo tipo de puentes , decorados , levadizos , rústicos , muy grandes , pequeños ... por citar alguno :
El de Pikalov desde el que se contempla el canal con siete puentes y al final se ve la catedral de San Nicolás
El puente de los Leones , el Egipcio , el del Teniente Schmidt con sus barandillas de caballitos de mar , los que cruzan el canal de invierno

If you take a map of St. Petersburg you will see the Neva River and all its channels and then you will understand the importance of the 340 bridges
In winter the channels reach freezing, but when spring arrives , the ice melts down , the daylight is longer e so it arrives in St. Petersburg called the White Nights, when it never gets dark and it is a chance for celebration , drawbridges open at dawn and and you may walk in the city crossing the channels (NOTE: Attention ! Study your itinerary because you can find an opened bridge and you must wait to the time they close it)
There are all kinds of bridges, scenery, drawbridges, rustic, very large, small ... to name some:
The of Pikalov from which you may see seven bridges and eventually the Cathedral of St. Nicholas
The Bridge of Lions, the Egyptian, the Lieutenant Schmidt with seahorse railings, the the bridges that cross the winter channel

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Jul 19, 2012
 
 
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CANAL TOUR - LOMONOSOV BRIDGE - 12

It was a pity the water was a little rough, as I have seen lovely reflection photos of the Lomonosov Bridge.
The Bridge, designed by a frenchman, is one of 7 bascule bridges built across the Fontanka River in the 1780s.
It has two arched stone side spans, and a short central span with four towers. The bridge was renovated and restored in 1912, and four obelisks with six-sided lamps were added to the bridge's piers. Since then it has remained unaltered.

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balhannah
Feb 10, 2012

CANAL TOUR - ANICHKOV BRIDGE - 10

Continuing on our Canal cruise, we came across the Anichkov Bridge which carries the traffic along Nevsky Prospekt and across the Fontanka River.

The Bridge dates to 1842, and has four impressive Horse statues in each corner. They are known as the "Horse Tamers," and are the most striking decorations on Anichkov Bridge. This is what I liked the most about the Bridge. The Horse sculptures at the western end were erected in 1850. During the Siege of Leningrad, the sculptures were removed and buried in the grounds of the Anichkov Palace, as a result, they survived the war and the Bridge didn't!.
Other points of interest are the ornate symmetrical designs featuring mermaids and seahorses.

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balhannah
Feb 10, 2012

CANAL TOUR - TO PANTELEIMONOVSKY BRIDGE - 6

Cruising along the River we pass by many more spectacular buildings!
From the Summer Palace we see another building that is in the Summer Palace gardens, plus a beautiful building built in Art Nouveau style with many statues and painted a pretty lemon & white. I can't remember what these buildings were, but they were attractive and before we reached the Panteleimonovsky Bridge.

The Bridge is named after the nearby Church of St. Panteleimon. A wooden aqueduct carrying water to the Summer Garden fountains was built here in the 1720s, and was replaced in 1824 with an elegant chain bridge.
This was removed and replaced with the current single-span ornate arched steel bridge, complete with gilt-laden lamps, railings and cladding.

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Feb 10, 2012

CANAL TOUR -PRACHECHNY BRIDGE - 4

Moving along the River, it wasn't long before we came to another Bridge, this one the Prachechny Bridge, one of the oldest and most beautiful stone bridges in St. Petersburg
The Prachechny Bridge crosses the Fontanka River at the point where it runs out of the Neva, next to Peter the Great's summer palace. Dating back to 1769, this granite three-span hump-backed structure has beautiful curving parapets.
The name means "Laundry Bridge," which refers to the palace laundries, which were once located nearby.

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Feb 10, 2012

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CANAL TOUR - TRINITY BRIDGE - 3

As you can imagine, when doing a Canal & River tour in a ' water' city, we passed under many Bridges, a lot of them famous.

We crossed under a lovely Art Nouveau Bridge near the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Known as Trinity Bridge, it's one of St. Petersburg's most famous bascule bridges. It was opened in 1903, as part of the city's 200th anniversary.
The central section of the bridge features six cast-iron spans.

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Feb 10, 2012

Lions bridge

Lions bridge first opened in 1826. It's suspension is by 4 cables coming from the mouths of the cast-iron lions. They wer sculpted by P. Sokolov who also made the griffins for the Bank Bridge and sphinxes on the Egyptian Bridge.

Go along the Canal Griboedova to the Marinskiy theatre and in 10 min walk from Sennya square you will find these very nice white lions.

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sennaya
May 16, 2007

City of Bridges

St. Petersburg has no lack of canals and brigdes - so the comparison with Venice is just. Just following along the many channels beside the Nevsky Prospect you will see many often richly-decorated bridges. The bridge in the photo is the Lion Bridge.

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May 04, 2007

Anichkov Bridge

Anichkov Bridge was the first bridge to be built on the Fontanka Canal; you'll recognise it easily because of the four horse sculptures. It was originally made of wood and was designed by... Anichkov, Peter the Great's chief engineer.

Of the old bridge only the name is left - and the one we see today is the third version of it, and it is now a draw-bridge.

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Aug 16, 2006

Things to Do Near Saint Petersburg

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St.Isaac's Cathedral

Having a boat trip along the city canals you will see lots of magnificent edifices. his is the golden dome of St.Isaac's Cathedral built in 1818 - 1848. St.Isaac was the patron saint of Peter the...
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Admiralty

This huge complex of buildings can be seen from the three main thoroughfares of the city. You can see this tower with the old spire crowned with a weather vane shaped like a caravelle. The spire...
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Hermitage

As any Great Museum of the World Class, the State Hermitage has collections representing human culture from pre-historic times till XX century. At the ground floor you are going to find hall #65 the...
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Grand Palace

The Palace Church was built in 1751 by architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. This Church played a special role in the history of the Russian imperial court. In the summer months, when Peterhof...
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