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Rivers & Canals of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg rivers canals with granite embankments and countless bridges are the city's visiting card. There are more than 100 rivers and canals in the city, we present to your attention the most actual ones
Rivers & Canals of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg rivers canals with granite embankments and countless bridges are the city's visiting card. There are more than 100 rivers and canals in the city, we present to your attention the most actual ones
Petersburg is located at Neva river delta, connecting with hundreds of tributaries and canals with a total length of about 300 kilometers.

In the city center, on the famous embankments, many of the most grandiose buildings of the Northern capital are located, and this is one of the reasons why journeys along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg is significant part of city exploring.

St. Petersburg rivers canals with granite embankments and countless bridges are the city's visiting card. There are more than 100 rivers and canals in the city, we present to your attention the most actual ones.

Petersburg is located at Neva river delta, connecting with hundreds of tributaries and canals with a total length of about 300 kilometers. In the city center, on the famous embankments, many of the most grandiose buildings of the Northern capital are located, and this is one of the reasons why journeys along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg is significant part of city exploring.

Neva River

The Neva is the main waterway of the city, therefore it opens the list of rivers and canals of St. Petersburg. This is one of the largest rivers in Europe in terms of water volume, while one of the shortest and largest rivers in the world — its length is only 74 kilometers.

Almost all of the city's main attractions are either located right next to the water, or they can be easily seen from a boat while riding along rivers and canals.

The main attractions are:
the Peter and Paul Fortress
the Spit of Vasilievsky Island
the Aurora cruiser
the Winter Palace
the Kunstkamer and many more.

But the main attraction, of course, is the Neva itself, which creates a unique atmosphere of Venice of the North — a city between sky and water.

Moyka River

Each house on the embankment will tell us about the history of the city — The Moika River flows from the beautiful Field of Mars and crosses Nevsky Prospekt, Isaac Square, and passes along famous Yusupov Palace and near New Holland Island.

Fifteen bridges have been thrown across the Moika, many of them are masterpieces.

The first Engineering Bridge is decorated with stylized forged swords and shields with the head of the Gorgon Medusa.

The Blue Bridge is the widest in St. Petersburg. In the 19th century, there was a tradition to paint the metal structures of bridges on the Moika in different colors, so there is a Red and Green bridge here.

While riding along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg or walking along the embankment, all the bridges can be seen.

Moyka River

Each house on the embankment will tell us about the history of the city — The Moika River flows from the beautiful Field of Mars and crosses Nevsky Prospekt, Isaac Square, and passes along famous Yusupov Palace and near New Holland Island.

Fifteen bridges have been thrown across the Moika, many of them are masterpieces.

The first Engineering Bridge is decorated with stylized forged swords and shields with the head of the Gorgon Medusa.

The Blue Bridge is the widest in St. Petersburg. In the 19th century, there was a tradition to paint the metal structures of bridges on the Moika in different colors, so there is a Red and Green bridge here.

While riding along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg or walking along the embankment, all the bridges can be seen.

Fontanka River

Fontanka river is a vibrant urban area with many attractions. In addition to famous palaces, bridges and mansions, you can find a lot of hidden gems there.

Starting from the Summer Garden, the river goes straight to the Admiralty Shipyards in the Kolomna area. Don’t allow yourself to miss the creation of Vincenza Brenna — Mikhailovsky (Engineer) Castle — the most mysterious and full of myths palace in St. Petersburg.

Try to find a Chizhik Pyzhik — local folklore hero.

The Faberge Museum, the stunning Anichkov and Kalinkin bridges will give you a true impression of the cultural capital of Russia.

Griboedov Canal

It is a narrow and winding canal that runs through the very center of the city. Although the canal is less than 6 km long, there are more than 20 bridges over it, many of which are pedestrian.

The canal embankment is 5 km long and offers a panoramic view of St. Petersburg architecture belonging to different eras and styles. The canal is also known as the place where the revolutionary anarchists killed the Russian Emperor Alexander II.

The main attractions of the Griboyedov Canal are Bank Bridge, Lions Bridge, Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Blood.

Griboedov Canal

It is a narrow and winding canal that runs through the very center of the city. Although the canal is less than 6 km long, there are more than 20 bridges over it, many of which are pedestrian.

The canal embankment is 5 km long and offers a panoramic view of St. Petersburg architecture belonging to different eras and styles. The canal is also known as the place where the revolutionary anarchists killed the Russian Emperor Alexander II.

The main attractions of the Griboyedov Canal are Bank Bridge, Lions Bridge, Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Blood.

Kryukov Canal

Kryukov Canal is the pearl of the Kolomna district, the smallest of the famous, but perhaps the most saturated in terms of attractions.

Admire one of the most beautiful places in our city, repeatedly sung by poets and captured in the works of painters. Quiet and secluded places have many stories to tell.

  • Mariinsky Theater
  • Nikolsky Cathedral
  • Semimostye
  • Vege’s House

A boat trip or a walk along the canal is a pleasure.
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