Palace Bridge, St. Petersburg

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Walk across Palace Bridge, built after Emperor Nicholas I lifted Peter the Great's prohibition to construct bridges across the river. It was designed to provide an unobstructed view of the city. Composed of five cast iron spans, the 260 m (853 ft) bridge has a history dating back to a 1901 design competition. Deliberations lasted for eight years, after which the current design was chosen, although the bridge wasn't unveiled until 1916 because of the delays caused by the onset of World War I. The bridge is raised at night, making it difficult to get across the city, so be sure to be on the correct side of the river before it goes up. Watching the raising of the bridge can be quite a sight--stand on the shore or take a water tour to observe it from a closer distance. Add Palace Bridge and other attractions to your St. Petersburg trip itinerary using our St. Petersburg trip builder .
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  • Very beautiful bridge illumination led ribbons! On some of the pillars of the bridge is made in the form of highlighting pergola with columns! Great place for evening and night festivities!
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  • Always with pleasure walk with family and/or friends this wonderful engineering construction and our admiration no limit!, and the bridge itself looked and it offers truly Tsar! And White Nights near him! And Symphonic Night music all summer season! Fascinating spectacle and unforgettable experience!
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For luxury hotels with a price tag to match, you can't beat the city's historical heart--Palace Square--and Nevsky Prospekt, the main avenue that connects the square to the Neva River. The area around St. Isaac's Cathedral, at the west end of Nevsky Prospekt, also offers a great selection of luxury and mid-range options. If you want to see the other side of the city, consider staying on Vasilyevsky Island, at the mouth of the river. Increased competition means that St. Petersburg now offers a wide range of inexpensive but funky hostels scattered throughout the city.
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