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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #20 of 1,065 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
73 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
71 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

the Strelka was a lovely place, we walked over one sunny morning and enjoyed views of the Hermitage and Peter Paul fortress. It seemed a popular spot for wedding photoshoots, we saw at least three brides having their photos taken. There were a couple of souvenir stands and a coffee shop.

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Tehran, Iran
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85 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

here is a great place for walking,relaxing,eating,watching the river or newly wed couples.I was here at least for 2 times and stayed somewhere for 2-3 hours and watching exceptionally beautiful surrounding.Consider that ,this place is so beautiful that newly wedding couples come to take their wedding party photos.

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Singapore, Singapore
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209 reviews 209 reviews
106 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Seems like its a place where wedding couples come for mini-ceremonies. We saw 2 couples - 1 released doves, the other smashed their wine glasses against the stoned structure - all with music provided by a one-man band. Worth a stroll.

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Naantali, Finland
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257 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great place to snap photos. You can see everything from Hermitage to Peter Paul Fortress and of course Neva River as its best.

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