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Strelka

St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #31 of 989 attractions in St. Petersburg
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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Tehran, Iran
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96 reviews 96 reviews
86 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
88 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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311 reviews 311 reviews
183 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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cullercots
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Whilst strolling around here a new bride and her husband and guests came for some wedding photos on a superb sunny day. Lots of people sit in the park watching the world go by. On the route to other historic sites.

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Novorossiysk, Russia
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310 reviews 310 reviews
194 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Each time I come to Saint-Petersburg I visit this beautiful place - I simply like views of Neva embankment and historic buildings from here and to a considerable extent local fresh air)

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Port St Lucie, FL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
63 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Go there to get a good look at the Embankment across the Neva, and to see the Rostral Columns. There is a small monument at the forward edge of the Strelka , and visitors flip coins into it, using it as a "wishing well" of sorts. Adjoining the Strelka is the Naval History Museum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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392 reviews 392 reviews
197 attraction reviews
853 helpful votes 853 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

If you are located in the Historic Heart of the city, Strelka is a short walk accross Palace bridge which is beside The Hermitage. Strelka is located on Vasilyevsky Island and is one of the oldest parts of the city, tourists often wander through Strelka to get to the Peter & Paul fortress which is a 10 minute walk away.... More

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Houston
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

It could be quite disapointing. It is very dirty and the park is not well kept. The Rostral columns are interesting. Drunk people meet there. Good place for some pictures.

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San Francisco, California
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245 reviews 245 reviews
65 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is a place for fireworks and parties, spectacular views, but watch out for drunks in wedding parties who all come here for pictures.

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Illinois City, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

When the HOT Baltic sun steams your bones, take off your shoes and tip toe in the cool Neva. The wedding parties and white brides in glamour poses are sweet watch under the poignant smiles of the international crowd.

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