The views of Saint Petersburg are truly magical no matter what the season is. There is always something to watch and explore in such a beautiful and diversified city of the world. By the way, there is one specialty of the city that you must probably heard of its – rooftops of Saint Petersburg.
Open roofs have become some sort of unofficial attractions of the city. They are popular among both Petersburg residents and guests. Not a surprise, since even from roofs of some medium high buildings there are nice panorama views of the city on the Neva river.
Many ask a logical question: how to get there? Well, that’s not the easiest one to answer even for city residents. In fact, there are several restricted ways to climb on roofs. But we stick to the rules, right?
So here are some officially open rooftops of Saint Petersburg:
- Loft Project ETAGI – Ligovsky Prospekt 74
To get on a roof, you need to go on the 5th floor and approach an administrator. There you’ll make an agreement on holding personal responsibility and taking safety precautions. Rooftop is open every day all day round.
- Roof of NEVSKY BEREG Hotel – Nevsky Prospekt 122
There is a summer terrace that is a popular place for organizing workshops and holidays. The roof is open every day at 11:00-23:00.
- Roof Cinema – Griboedov Channel 7
Cinema on a roof. There’s also a small pizzeria and a bar. It’s possible to get tickets to different events, such as film screening, parties or meetings with stage directors; and also have a nice panorama view on the city.
- Summer platform HI-HAT – Aptekarsky Prospekt 4
Welcome to a roof with a nice view on Botanic garden. There are parties, concerts, film screenings and workshops every week. Tickets are usually booked over phone.
- Karl Bulla museum – Nevsky Prospekt 54
It is located in front of Gostiny Dvor. You can get on a roof for free in case of vising the exhibition.
- St Isaac’s Colonnade – St Isaac’s Square 4
A classical and well-known viewpoint of Saint Petersburg, situated in the heart of the historical city. It’s one of the best in the city. The tickets can be bought right on spot.
There are also many restaurants in Saint Petersburg that are located on the rooftops, so you can enjoy the view and taste delicious meals of Russian and international cuisines.