The canals of St. Petersburg rivers with granite embankments and countless bridges are the hallmark of the city. There are more than 100 rivers and canals in St. Petersburg. In the city center, on the famous embankments, there are grandiose monuments of the Northern capital, and this is one of the reasons why traveling along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg will help you get to know the city better. If you have booked a hotel in the center of St. Petersburg on the official website, then walking along the canals will be especially relevant in order to have time to see all the majestic buildings of the city.
Neva is the main waterway of the city, so it opens the list of rivers and canals of St. Petersburg. Almost all the main attractions of the city are located right by the water.
The main sights that you can see if you have booked a hotel in the center of St. Petersburg:
• Peter and Paul Fortress
• Arrow of Vasilievsky Island
• cruiser "Aurora"
• Winter Palace
• Kunstkamera and much more.
But the main attraction, of course, is the Neva itself, which creates a unique atmosphere of Northern Venice — a city between the sky and water.
Every 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, St. Isaac's Square, runs along the famous Yusupov Palace and not far from the island of New Holland. Fifteen bridges pass through the Sink.
Fontanka River is a lively urban area with many attractions. The river goes straight to the Admiralty shipyards in the Kolomna area. Along the way, try to find a Chizhik Pyzhik — a local folklore hero. And an unforgettable impression will be given to you by the views of the Faberge Museum, the stunning Anichkov and Kalinkin bridges.
It is a narrow and winding canal that runs through the very center of the city. The length of the canal is less than 6 km, more than 20 bridges pass through it, many of which are pedestrian.
The canal embankment offers a panoramic view of St. Petersburg architecture of different eras and styles. The canal is also known as the place where revolutionary anarchists killed the Russian Emperor Alexander II. The main attractions of the Griboyedov Canal are the Bank Bridge, the Lion Bridge, the Kazan Cathedral and the Savior on Spilled Blood.
The Kryukov Canal is the pearl of the Kolomenskoye 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. He was repeatedly sung by many poets. Quiet and secluded places can tell a lot of stories.
From the sights on the way you will be able to contemplate: the Mariinsky Theater, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Semimostye, Vega House.
If you do not know where to stay in the center of St. Petersburg in the Admiralteysky district, we recommend booking a cozy room on the official website of Express Sadovaya Hotel.