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Memorial Sign "Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island"

Birzhevaya Square, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #15 of 978 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 188 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This spit of land is located on the edge of Vasilievsky Island overlooking the Peter and Paul...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This spit of land is located on the edge of Vasilievsky Island overlooking the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Winter Palace.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It's famous with the flame coulumns which were signal for the ships in 19th century. Now it's historical monument popular among of the tourists.

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New Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I had the opportunity to walk to work one of my earlier times in the city and the walk. Took me to this area, now it's one of my favorite places to visit. Nice views of the city and the area whether looking back to the winter palace or over to the fortress. One will not be disappointed with a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
75 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is one of the best spots for seeing the embankment. Try it at night for great photos as many buildings are lit up.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It's really romantic to walk along during the white nights in August, taking in the view and gardens along the way. There are boat trips you can take, which are very good too.

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Tokyo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The New Stock Exchange by Thomas de Thomon, which replaced Quarenghi's project that was never finished, is presently closed and under renovation. The Naval Museum has been reinstalled in fine new quarters near the New Holland triangle on the Admiralty side. Yet even in its present shabbiness, the Stock Exchange is key to understanding the early C19 shift in attitudes... More 

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Everett, Washington
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23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very nice view from the Neva spit of the Hermitage museum and Peter and Paul's fortress. You can walk along the embankment and enjoy the Rostral columns as well as the old stock exchange and Zoological museum building across the street. This is a great hot spot for newly wedds pictures as well as a tourist buses constantly stopping in... More 

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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You'll have a glorious view of Petropavlovskaya (Peter and Paul) Fortress and the Winter Palace and if you are here in the summer, chances are, you'll witness a bride and groom strolling past as it's traditional in Russia to take as many photos around historical landmarks as possible on your wedding day.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a great place near the water which offers the perfect view of both the Hermitage and Peter & Paul's Fortress. It is a nice place for an walk. There are often many people here and you can usually spot a traditional Russian bridal party taking pictures here.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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78 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

It was Saturday, early afternoon, we were on our way to Strelka when a heavy downpour had us sheltering in the building opposite this area. Looking from across the road I was wondering what the big deal was about Strelka. We went over and wandered to the waterside just in time to see a couple celebrate their wedding with photos,... More 

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ENGLAND
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A must see. Take a tour or walk. Very busy but beautiful views. Can get very busy with buses parked during day so go in evening or late afternoon.

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