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5 Roofs of St. Petersburg to Enjoy the Best Panoramic Views
August 6, 2018 11:53


Petersburgers really like to walk on the roofs. Some of them have well-arranged observation platforms. Basically, they are open in  summer to enjoy famous white nights.

Find a list of the secret roofs with amazing views to make your stay in St. Petersburg unforgettable.

It is also a good idea to order a guided tour on the night roofs of St. Petersburg and walk along the most equipped and safe roofs without spending time on finding them yourself. Palaces, bridges, monuments, domes, the mysterious night atmosphere will make the panorama breathtaking.  You will see everything from the heart of the city, on the roof above the ancient buildings. On the roofs of St. Petersburg, a local guide will draw your attention to legendary monuments, decorated with night lights, as well as tell the most unusual secret stories about the city.  Book a tour “Night roofs of St. Petersburg” here.

1. Roof “On the FLOORS”

It is a huge equipped outdoor entertainment area with fences, paths, and a cozy  café.  Being at an altitude of 27 meters, you enjoy the  view of the city center. On a sunny day, you can sunbathe, listen to music, have a picnic with friends. You can stay on the roof - absolutely legally and safely, 24 hours a day. Book a one hour tour: "Walking on the roofs of St. Petersburg" here. 

Ligovsky pr., 74
Metro Ligovsky prospect

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2. Solaris lab

The creative laboratory Solaris lab gathers guests in the Dome on the roof, from where you can admire the starry sky with a telescope. This is neither an observatory, nor a coffee house, but a space that gives new impressions, even if you look at familiar objects. A nice cafe is located on the roof of the old mansion. The menu includes coffee and special desserts. Outside there is an outdoor terrace with authentic bar stools to sit and observe the sky, enjoy delicacies and chat with like-minded people, as well as arrange the most romantic dates.   "Solaris" is a real fairy tale for adults, a mysterious corner of the Northern capital. Book a tour with an experienced local guide - "Neva river from the roofs of St. Petersburg" and enjoy splendid views of the city. 

Pirogov lane 18
Metro  Admiralteyskaya

3. The roof of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater

On the roof of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater there is a summer entertainment space, opening  the best views of  Fontanka and  surrounding roofs. But most importantly, there is a noiseless movie theater where viewers watch movies in headphones. This is the first silent   open-air cinema in St. Petersburg. Many people and many Petersburgers, as well as guests of the city, wish to attend these   film screenings not only once, as it is a unique opportunity to visit the roof of one of the most modern theaters of the city. The cinema on the roof is ready to accommodate only 60 spectators every time, so we recommend to book tickets in advance. 
Fontanka River emb., 49a, New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater
Metro Mayakovskaya

4. Dome of Singer House

The picturesque glass dome of the Singer House roof, combined with its magnificent interior design, attracts not only residents of the Northern capital, but also guests   from the whole  Russia  and abroad. From the roof of this historic building you can admire the majestic Temple of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The roof is comfortable and safe, exciting and impressive. A six-story building with a mansard in the Art Nouveau style was built in 1904 by the architect Pavel Suzor for the joint-stock company Singer in Russia. Now, the largest in St. Petersburg bookstore - the Book House is located in the house of Singer, and on the upper floors of the building there are offices of the social network Vkontakte. Tourists visiting a unique viewing platform will admire a stunning view of the whole center of St. Petersburg. These impressions will be memorable for a long time.
Nevsky prospect, 28
Metro Sadovaya

5. Vanilla Sky

The public viewing platform "Vanilla Sky" is located on the roof of the design hotel “Red Stars Hotel”. It is very popular as a place for the most romantic dates. Besides, the residents of the city enjoy organizing photo shoots here, which is also a good idea.

Pryazhka river embankment, 30
Metro  Sadovaya

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Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: St. Petersburg travel to Russia    

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