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Where to Find the Best View of St. Petersburg, Russia

Where to Find the Best View of St. Petersburg, Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia (B)

The best view of St. Petersburg, Russia is arguably from atop St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Visiting this beautiful cathedral should already be on your itinerary for St. Petersburg, as its interior is as spectacular as its gilded dome exterior.

However, getting to its colonnade is not for the faint of heart! It requires scaling nearly 300 steps and then being faced with a not-terribly-secure-looking railing as the only thing separating you from the edge of it. (Hello, fear of heights!)

That being said…if you’re in moderately OK condition, and take your time climbing the stairs, you’ll be fine!

For those of you afraid of heights, like me, I’m not going to lie – this experience made me nervous. I never went right to the edge of the walkway and stayed as glued to the building as I could! However, I’m glad I did it. Because the views are WORTH IT! You can see the Winter Palace, The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and Peter and Paul Cathedral…just to name a few sights. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Where to Find the Best View of St. Petersburg, Russia
Guide Location: Russia » St. Petersburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lindsey Puls
Read it on Author's Website: https://have-clothes-will-travel.com/where-to-find-the-best-view-of-st-petersburg-russia-st-isaacs-colonnade/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Winter Palace
  • The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Renaissance Baltic Hotel

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