St. Petersburg with its classical architecture, view bridges and embankments is created for lovers. Whether it’s a couple of days off or a full-fledged vacation, there is always something in this romantic city that will create a special atmosphere for two and allow you to spend magical time with each other. Where to go together in St. Petersburg – in our special selection.
KISSING BRIDGE, WALKING THROUGH THE SUMMER AND TAURIDE GARDENS
In hospitable St. Petersburg, it is easy to be yourself, talk to strangers, sincerely make friends and fall in love, be charmed and enchant. Sometimes it seems that every street is the scenery for some kind and romantic movie, you are the main character in it, and his script certainly has a happy ending.
What can a lover do on the Kissing Bridge spanning the Moika River near the Mariinsky Theater? That’s right, kissing! There is even a tradition — the longer you kiss here, the stronger the union with your loved one will be.
Initially, the name of the bridge was not associated with romance: in the XVIII century, a merchant of Kisses lived in these places, who kept the Kiss tavern. There was nothing left of that tavern for a long time, but the bridge became famous. Now it is a popular place among newlyweds who come here to be photographed against the backdrop of the grandiose St. Isaac’s Cathedral and, of course, to kiss!
Kissing bridge in St. Petersburg
For take a look at the Summer Garden in a poetic mood. This green corner of St. Petersburg has everything for a leisurely walk and a photo shoot together: fountains, statues and secluded benches.
Find the sculpture of Cupid and Psyche: according to one of the urban legends, it helps lovers overcome all obstacles. In ancient myths, Psyche was the wife of the god Cupid, but this union could only exist if Psyche did not see her beloved. One day, curiosity got the better of her, and she took off the blindfold. Cupid immediately disappeared. To reunite, they had to go through many trials.
Another place for a walk together in the maze of noisy streets of the center of St. Petersburg can be the Tavrichesky Garden. Tourists almost never come here, and for good reason. It is very green here, you can relax in the shade of the trees, feed the ducks in the pond or look into the legendary greenhouse.
It is famous not only for its tropical and subtropical plants, but also for the fact that several episodes of the Soviet television version of Sherlock Holmes were filmed here. According to residents of St. Petersburg, the Tauride Garden is one of the most pleasant places for sincere conversations. The main thing is not to dream and catch the bridges on a summer evening.
CLASSICS FOR ALL TIME
Divorced bridges are perhaps the main romance of St. Petersburg. No matter what the skeptics say, every time the bridge spans rise, the audience is taken away by admiration. There are more than 400 bridges in St. Petersburg, including 18 drawbridges. There is always a place to observe this miracle on the wide city embankments.
By the way, in the summer season of 2023, you can also watch the bridges being built to music: on weekends, the Palace Bridge is being built to the sound of a symphony orchestra.
Peter and Paul Fortress, Palace Bridge
Night cruises along the Neva River will also help you feel the “goosebumps” of St. Petersburg and take beautiful photos: this is a great opportunity to see the “postcard” sights from the water, and even in the dazzling evening illumination!
Choose a cruise according to your mood: with guided tours and fascinating stories from St. Petersburg guides or live music on board.
The St. Petersburg classics will not be complete without the colonnade of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, from which fantastic views of the city open in any weather, and the Arrows of Vasilievsky Island, from where the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Hermitage are best seen.
Strelka is very popular with newlyweds, so the most difficult thing will be to wait for your turn for a memorable photo. But it’s worth it: after so many wedding ceremonies, this romantic place promises happiness and harmony.
Millionnaya Street, Atlanta
MODERN ST. PETERSBURG FASCINATES NO LESS
The romance with St. Petersburg may also be neoclassical. Go together to the historical mock-up museum “Petrovskaya Aquatoria” on Malaya Morskaya Street. This is a smaller copy of the XVIII century city, which will surprise anyone. A tour “Romantic Petersburg” is held especially for couples, telling all about love secrets, signs and stories of the Northern capital.
If your loved one is interested in contemporary art, the Erarta Museum is ready to offer paintings, graphics and sculptures by 250 artists from more than 20 regions of Russia. You will not get bored, and after the visit there will be an occasion to discuss what you saw in the gastronomic space at Vasilyevsky market.
For original St. Petersburg souvenirs, go to the historical bookstore “Subscription Editions” on Liteyny Prospekt, which has existed since the beginning of the twentieth century.
Here you can not only buy art albums, books, craft notebooks, pens, postcards and fabric bags with St. Petersburg symbols. There is a cozy cafe hidden among the bookshelves, the buns of which have become one of the symbols of “reading” St. Petersburg.
Subscription Publications store in St. Petersburg
We advise you to find a volume of Akhmatova on the shelves. The reason to recall the poems of one of the most romantic St. Petersburg poets will appear more than once.
Next to the “Subscription Publications” there is one “secret” place where at any time of the year you can walk hand in hand and listen to poetry. This is the courtyard of the Anna Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House at 53 Liteyny Prospekt. Take a look here: this is a truly St. Petersburg place – about love, breakups and meetings.
Liteyny Prospekt, 54: “Akhmatova’s Yard”
ROMANCE OF THE ST. PETERSBURG METRO
A romantic trip to St. Petersburg will not be complete without a trip on the city subway. Firstly, the escalators of the St. Petersburg metro are very long. Sometimes you have to go down for five minutes! And all this time you can stand close to each other and look into each other’s eyes without being distracted.
St. Petersburg metro, Avtovo station
And secondly, the St. Petersburg metro is just beautiful. Take a ride together along the red line, admire the rich framing of the Avtovo station, one of the most beautiful in the world. Get off at Admiralteyskaya in the city center: this is the deepest metro station in Russia (about 86 m).
Only in the St. Petersburg metro you can see two monuments by the sculptor Mikhail Anikushin dedicated to the poet Alexander Pushkin. One of them is located at the station of the same name, the other is on the “Black River”.
Even more information about St. Petersburg – sights, routes, events – can be found on the official St. Petersburg city tourism portal Visit-Petersburg.Ru, as well as in his social media accounts: https://vk.com/visitpetersburg and https://t.me/visit_petersburg .