You can walk along Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg for the tenth time in a row and end up at the Palace Square, or you can have a great time remembering the sights, which offer a stunning panoramic view of the city. Bonus: almost everywhere you can arrange a photo session and a break for a picnic.

10 best panoramic sights in the open air.

Colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral

The observation deck is considered the best in St. Petersburg, because it offers a panoramic view of the city center. During the white nights this is especially magical!

Metro station Admiralteyskaya, Isaakiyevskaya Square, 4
Opening hours: from May 1 to October 31 - from 10:00 to 18:00, weekends - Wednesday (excursions are also held in the evening from 18:00 to 22:30)

Field of Mars

On the square in the very center of St. Petersburg, not far from the Neva and several city gardens at once, there is no problem even for a large company - at least just to walk, to have a picnic (without a fire and barbecue, of course!).

Address: metro station Gostiny Dvor
Mode of operation: daily, around the clock
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Summer garden

A park area with benches, lots of greenery and fountains in the very center of the city will not leave anyone indifferent, especially in the warm season in the evenings.

Address: metro station Nevsky Prospect, Island Summer Garden
Operating mode: from 10:00 to 22:00
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Roof "Roof Place"

The cultural space, located on Vasilyevsky Island, overlooking the Gulf of Finland, opened back in 2016, and since then has managed to become perhaps the most popular in the city. In the warm season, you can find entertainment for all tastes - film shows, parties and concerts take place on the roof.

Address: metro station Vasileostrovskaya, Kozhevennaya line, 30
Mode of operation: the time of the event to specify on the official website
Admission: cost depends on the event

Park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg

The youngest city park works at any time of the year and in any weather. And the huge territory with the beach, alleys and a panoramic view of Gazprom Arena and Lakhta Center is amazingly photogenic.

Address: metro station Begovaya, Primorsky Pr., 74
Mode of operation: daily, around the clock
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Beach of the Peter and Paul Fortress

One of the most famous beaches of St. Petersburg is located on Zayachy Island, and from the sandy shore there is a stunning view of several bridges, the Palace Embankment, the Winter Palace and the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island.

Address: metro station Gorkovskaya
Mode of operation: daily, from 06:00 to 22:00
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The roof of the loft project "Etazhi"

From a huge site (1200 square meters) you can immediately see the rooftops of St. Petersburg and Ligovsky Prospect. In the distance you can see the silhouettes of other attractions.

Address: metro station Ligovsky Prospect, Ligovsky Pr.,74
Mode of operation: around the clock

Park on the Elagin Island

The park occupies 94 hectares - almost the entire territory of Elagin Island.

Address: metro station Krestovsky Island, Yelagin Island
Operating mode: from 06:00 to 00:00

Tauride Gardens

Another great place to walk. Ponds, the Tauride Palace, monuments to Tchaikovsky and Yesenin, and a good view from the bridge in the center of the garden. And where without green lawns, where you can make a halt during a long walk on a summer evening.

Address: metro station Chernyshevskaya, Potemkinskaya St., 4a
Operating mode: from 07:00 to 22:00
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Primorsky Victory Park

A whole island in the south-west of St. Petersburg, immersed in greenery in the warm season. A walk at the fountains, rental bikes and a picnic at Lebyazhny Pond is an excellent plan for one of the summer evenings.

Address: metro station Krestovsky Island, Primorsky Victory Park
Mode of operation: around the clock
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