They say that if you have not seen the famous St. Petersburg's white nights, you have not seen the Petersburg. From the beginning of June in the city on the Neva you can observe an amazing natural a phenomenon during which the whole night consists only of twilight. These days the life of the northern the capital does not stop day nor night, the windows are light, and people arrange long walking along the streets and embankments.

See the divorce of bridges

There are two dozen bridges in St. Petersburg. They are bred at night, so that large ships can go to the port. First - the Palace and the Annunciation (at 1:25), then Troitsky and Liteiny (in 1:35 and 1:40). A little later, the Stock Exchange, Tuchkov and other bridges open. They are reduced to about 5-6 hours of the morning. Under the diluted bridges of the Neva during white nights for tourists arrange a lot of water walks on the ships. Popular and bus excursions: passengers they ride around the city at night past the Summer Garden, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Bronze Horseman and Admiralty and drove to the bridges a few minutes before their divorce. Diagram of the bridges' divorce.


Breakfast in the Alexander Park

A small coffee house "More coffee!" Is located in the Alexander Park (metro station "Gorkovskaya) - inside the grotto overlooking a pretty pond. Several tables are located right next to the pond. Here you can buy sandwiches, milkshakes, freshies, cookies and, of course, several types of coffee. For breakfasts there is a separate menu.


Go to the exhibition Brodsky

A fashionable loft project "Floors" on Ligovsky Prospekt (St. Petersburg's variant of the Strelka capital) became a site for the festival of memory of Joseph Brodsky. The exposition consists of rare archival photographs, provided with quotations of the poet. The author's reading poetry. Visitors will be able to follow the life of the poet, find out why Brodsky loved Venice, see pictures of his favorite cats and try to understand what the poet felt in time of awarding him the Nobel Prize.


Visit one of the largest museums of contemporary art in the country

"Erarta" is the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia.Painting, collages,sculptures, installations, video art - all works in the collection refer to contemporary art, then there are established from 1945 to the present day.

Option number two - how to study a new large-scale exhibition of the St. Petersburg Museum street art, which is located in the operating production in the east of St. Petersburg (highway Revolution, 84). In the shops have already visited Pasha 183 and Timothy Radya, Cyril Who and Nikita Nomerz, Wais, Escif and other famous artists of our time.


Lunch at the main gastronomic street of St. Petersburg

Rubinstein Street, along with Zagorodny Prospekt, Razyezhe Street and Lomonosov Street form a famous crossroads called the Five corners. On Rubinstein there are the most fashionable and discussed cafes and restaurants in St. Petersburg: "Bekitser" with the best falafel in city, Italian "Macaroni" and "Marcelli", the Belgian gastropub "Waterloo" and "We are on the same you "with a fireplace and pork ribs. On the same street there are a dozen decent bars - from the "Prohodimtsa" with round-the-clock dances and jazz "48 chairs" to the Irish pub Irish pub "Mollyz", the main long-livers of the district.


To see where Rodion Raskolnikov lived

One should make a walk in the footsteps of Dostoevsky in St. Petersburg. Address number one - the house of the old woman-interest-holder from the novel "Crime and Punishment" (Average Pod'yacheskaya street, 15 A), which was built in 1800. Rodion Raskolnikov lived in the closet in the attic of the apartment building at Grazhdanskaya street, 19, and Sonya Marmeladova - one of the versions - in the house on the embankment of the Griboedov Canal, 73 Fyodor Dostoevsky himself during his time life in St. Petersburg several times changed addresses. Novels "The Gambler" and "Crime and Punishment" he wrote in a block of walk from the house of Raskolnikov - in house number 7 on the Kaznacheyskaya street.


To drink coffee with a view of St. Isaac's Cathedral

A tiny and rather secret cafe Solaris Lab is in a glass dome on the roof of the building in the dead end of Pirogov's lane. Find it is not easy (you need to go from the yard, climb the dark sheer stairs, jumping on concrete slabs), but the views from the roof are worth it. If you are lucky with weather - the dome of the cathedral will shine like polished. How should we consider it, and neighborhood can be in a telescope. In the menu of the institution - coffee, tea, several kinds of desserts.


Pat the famous Hermitage cats

The Hermitage is not only Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian. On the territory of the museum complex live several dozen baleen guards - Hermitage cats.

Like crows in the Tower of London, they have long been a cultural asset of the museum. Beginning with XVIII century, cats live in local yards and basements (some of them are allowed inside premises), guarding the Hermitage from hordes of mice and rats. Each of the tailed has a collar and veterinary passport and is considered a qualified specialist in protecting the museum from rodents.


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