Transliteration & pronunciation
Please note!

The following transliteration and pronunciation is given for the classical Latin alphabet and does not match with the rules of orthography and pronunciation of English.

Therefore do not pronounce Russian words how to you like represent sounds in English.

For example:
The Latin letter U should not be pronounced as the English word you.
U = YOU = OO

If you doubt the correct pronunciation, click on the live audio link in Russian
(Link to sound )
Please note!
The best pictures in your albums are our main mission. Therefore, we specify just coordinates for photograph. This does not always match with the exact location of the sights!
For example, the best images of the Eiffel Tower in Paris are made not at the location of the tower itself
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When, why, tickets
The best pictures in your albums are our main mission!
Do not spend time searching for a place to take iconic photos. We show you only top spots and specify absolutely exact coordinates! This is all the more useful for you, because this does not always match with the exact location of the sights itself!

If you want to see the movement of drawbridges, please remember that the navigation season in St Petersburg lasts from April 10 to November 29. From November 30 to April 9, the bridges will not raised!

The Palace Bridge is one of the most famous 'bascule type of moveable bridges' and is open two times a night:
1) 01:10 - 02:50
2) 03:10 - 04:55
Raising of the Palace Bridge is an excellent show and the main tourist attraction of St Petersburg. In the high season (traditionally - from late May to early September), the opening of the Palace Bridge is accompanied by symphonic music - click the play button below - (picture#1).

For high-quality images at night, use a wineglass tripod (picture#2)
In addition to main iconic picture, we recommend that you look at the bridge from the Hermitage side (view to Kunstkamera tower). And If you are a hunter, then you should make a shot of pictures FROM Kunstkamera side (view to Hermitage from Vasilievsky Island) too.
EXACT ADDRESSES OF ICONIC PICTURES
Palace Bridge
VIEW TO PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS
from Admiralty Embankment
EXACT ADDRESSES OF ICONIC PICTURES
Palace Bridge
VIEW TO KUNSTKAMERA TOWER
from Hermitage (Palace Embankment)
EXACT ADDRESSES OF ICONIC PICTURES
Palace Bridge
VIEW TO HERMITAGE
from Kunstkamera (University Emb. - Vasilievsky Island)
GOOD TIPS!

Check the weather forecast before you go. Rain and strong winds will not allow to make high-quality photos.

In the high season, many people come to see main night show of St Petersburg. To get a good place on the waterfront - come earlier.

Take a boat tour! You can choose a tour directly on one of the piers. However, remember! Licensed carriers never accept cash in dollars (euro). Do not accept random offers! Buy any tickets for Russian rubles or by card (any currency) at the ticket offices only!

Also you can book a tour online. For foreigners there are special tours in English, but they are always more expensive than for locals. If an English-speaking (or even any) guide is not necessary for you, you can save money and buy a cheap tour only in Russian* or with audiogide in English

* - Unfortunately, the booking form for tours in Russian via Sputnik Agency will be available only in Russian. Read the tour description with the help of any online translator, e.g. Google Translator and see slides of how to do it right
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We especially recommend the so-called "White Nights Time" - approximately from the end of May to the middle of July. The best time for romantic walks and photos during this period is early morning, about 4 - 4:30AM. In the pre-dawn, the city looks particularly magical (picture#3)

Well, if you like to sleep at night, you will get good photos in the daytime too
(picture#4)

More info about bridges in St Petersburg

Dear friends!

We do everything to you get the most pleasure from travel to St Petersburg and not overpay! We know everything about our town and are ready to share our little and big secrets! More about us
We collected the best places in St Petersburg for your photo album.
Open the map and detailed manual to see which iconic pictures you can get.
You can follow our list or choose what you like and plan own route!

However, if you want to get exclusive impressions from a trip to St Petersburg, then we are pleased to present you the best personal excursions. Please read our warning before any booking! Welcome!
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Best spot to view and photograph of
the Palace Bridge & Peter and Paul Fortress
Where was a Picture taken?

Exact Location GPS -
59°56'18.1"N 30°18'18.3"E
59.938354, 30.305090
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Exact city address
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Admiralty Embankment, 12
(Palace Bridge)
Full tourist guide map

In Russian -
Дворцовая набережная, 12
(Дворцовый Мост)

In Latin letters - Rules of pronunciation

DVARTSOVAYA NABEREZHNAYA,
DVENATSAT
(DVARTSOVYI MOST)

Live sound in Russian

How to get to the Palace Bridge

Please note! The best pictures in your albums are our main mission. Therefore, we show you only top spots to take iconic photos. This does not always match with the exact location of the sights! More info
on the metro
by bus
by taxi
If you are walking in the afternoon / morning / evening (not at night), then metro is the best way!

This is the heart of the city. Here you will see almost all the famous tourist attractions of St Petersburg: the main avenue and the main square of the city - Nevsky Prospekt and Palace Square, Hermitage, St Isaac`s Cathedral, Equestrian statue of Peter the Great - Bronze Horseman and much more!

Well, a taxi is almost the only way to get around the city at night. Don`t worry - it's easy and inexpensive. Click on the tab `taxi` to learn more.
Admiralteyskaya
Адмиралтейская
Line M5 + 1 km ~ 12 min walk
view the route on the map

Nevskiy prospekt
Невский проспект
Line M2. Use way out to Griboyedov channel quay
+ 1.5 km ~ 20 min walk
view the route on the map
Gostiny dvor
Гостиный двор
Line M3. Use way out to Griboyedov channel quay
+ 1.5 km ~ 20 min walk
view the route on the map
Please note! Entrance to the metro stations in St Petersburg is open about from 05:40 till ..
a) about 00:30 - for stations in city center
b) till midnight - for stations in other parts of the city

Change of lines is possible only until 00:15
Official website of Subway is here
To get more information about public transport of St Petersburg click here
You need a stop "Palace Square".
In Russian - 'Дворцовая площадь' Russian pronunciation - DVARTSOVAYA PLOSHCHAD`
Live sound is here

Ground transportation is suitable in the afternoon / morning / evening (not at night) for short distances and when there are no metro stations nearby, except for suburban and intercity buses.
Traffic in St Petersburg can be very dense, so if possible, we recommend that you use the metro for travel through city.

Well, a taxi is almost the only way to get around the city at night. Don't worry - it's easy and inexpensive. Click on the tab 'taxi' to learn more.
Bus
Lines 7, 10, 24, 191
+ 0.4 km ~ 5 min walk
view the route on the map

Trolleybus
Lines 1, 7, 10, 11
+ 0.4 km ~ 5 min walk
view the route on the map
Please note! Public land (ground) transport in St Petersburg works about from 6 AM till midnight. To find out the schedule and direction, we recommend using the route planner on Google maps - click the bus stop icon.

To get more information about public transport in St Petersburg click here
What you need to know about taxis in Russia and how to call a taxi without knowing Russian

1) You can learn Russian
2) You can learn this manual
3) Or just book an inexpensive private transfer
You need the address Admiralty Embankment, 12
In Russian - Адмиралтейская набережная 12
Russian pronunciation - ADMIRALTEYSKAYA NABEREZHNAYA, DVENATSAT
Live sound is here

Detailed instruction how to make the order correctly look here

It should be remembered that traffic in St Petersburg can be very dense, so if possible, we recommend that you use the metro for travel through city.
Taxi is the best way to travel at night or when public transport is not available. If you follow the safety rules and our recommendations, it will be easy and inexpensive.
we recommend
choose your own
we recommend
choose your own
Taxis in Saint Petersburg
the most common companies
The largest aggregator of licensed taxi companies in Russia
Payment methods / Order by (via)
CASH -
website - yes | app - NO | phone - yes
CARD -
website - NO | app - yes | phone - NO
Call: phone - (+7812) 366 6666
via website | via apps - Android or iOS
The second largest aggregator of licensed taxi companies in Russia
Payment methods / Order by (via)
CASH - NO
CARD -
website - NO | app - yes | phone - NO
Call: phone - NO, online only
via website - NO | via apps - Android or iOS
The biggest and popular taxi service in St Petersburg
Payment methods / Order by (via)
CASH -
website - yes | app - yes | phone - yes
CARD -
website - yes | app - yes | phone - yes
Call: phone (+7812) 33 000 02 or 333 0000
via website | via apps - Android or iOS
The second most popular taxi in St Petersburg
Payment methods / Order by (via)
CASH -
website - yes | app - no | phone - yes
CARD -
website - yes | app - no | phone - yes
Call: phone (+7812) 324 7777 or 068
via website | via app - Android or iOS
The most popular private transfer service in Russia
Payment methods / Order by (via)
CASH - YES
CARD - YES
Call: phone - NO, online (website) only
Our choice
Private transfer | or by Taxi
KiwiTaxi transfer is a transportation service that is somewhat more expensive than a taxi. The advantages of a private transfer are - no problems with language, price is known in advance, driver will be waiting for you in the right place at the right time, holding a sign with your name.

You can order a transfer with any service level - e.g. transfer for the family with children, economy minivan for a tourist group or a luxury transfer. The transfer cost is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises - either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.
Have questions? FAQ

Fill out the form. By default, Central District of Saint Petersburg (here is the Palace Bridge) is listed as the point of destination. Replace the data in the form, if necessary. Specify address of your location / your hotel name. If the booking system cannot find your exact address, then first specify in the form the name of the District of St Petersburg as the point of departure or arrival (how to find out the name of the district) and next enter the exact address of departure / arrival in the next step of booking.

Click here to see prices for all most popular transfer routes in St Petersburg.
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Our choice
1. Yandex Taxi
Yandex Taxi - call a cheap cab in St Petersburg
Yandex Taxi Note - this is not a carrier, but the largest aggregator of licensed taxi companies in Russia. The service is available in all major cities. Yandex Taxi owns Uber Russia subdivision. Cars can reach you very quickly.

To order a taxi in St Petersburg, call (+7812) 366 6666 or fill out the online form on the website (Photography point address is listed as destination) and also on mobile apps Google Play or iOS
The total cost of the trip is fixed and will be calculated immediately, based on the data you provide.

To correctly fill out the forms or order by phone / on the street, use our instructions, both general (above) and for 'Taxovichkof' company (below) - they are similar.
2. Taxovichkof
Taxovichkof - Cheap taxi in St Petersburg
Taxovichkof is the biggest and popular taxi service in St Petersburg. Taxovichkof`s cars are located throughout the city. This allows timely responses which will exceed your expectations. Cars can reach you within 5 minutes across St. Petersburg

To order an inexpensive taxi in St Petersburg, call (+7812) 33 000 02 or 333 0000 or fill out the online form on the website or on mobile apps. The total cost of the trip is fixed and will be calculated immediately, based on the data you provide. Online order up to 30% cheaper

To learn more, calculate cost of the trip and order a taxi, you can download the mobile app on App Store or Google Play, or go to the website!
USEFUL LINKS

BEWARE OF SCAMS! - detailed manual
Correct installing mobile app - detailed manual
Order a taxi via Mobile App - detailed manual
Call a taxi via Website - detailed manual
How to make an order correctly
by phone
Taxovichkof has English-speaking staff. However, if you have difficulties with the translation, several phrases in Russian will help you. Therefore, this method will be useful for you to order a taxi anywhere, even just on the street!
Note - Russian pronunciation

Say to operator or driver:

Taxi TO - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA ADRESA + your adress
(live sound)
Admiralty Embankment, 12 -
ADMIRALTEYSKAYA NABEREZHNAYA, DVENATSAT`
(live sound)

Taxi FROM - MNE NUZHNA TAXI AT ADRESA+ your adress
(live sound)

Small dictionary

Today / Now - SEVODNYA / SEYCHAS
(live sound)

How much it this? - SKOLKA ETA STOIT ?
(live sound)

Do you accept credit cards? - VY PRINIMAYETE KARTOCHKI ?
(live sound)

I will pay - in cash / by credit card - YA ZAPLACHU - NALICHNYMI / KARTOY
(live sound)

Yes / No - DA / NET
(live sound)

Ok! / Good! - KHARASHO!
(live sound)

Stop here! - ASTANAVITE ZDYES`
(live sound)

Thank you - SPASIBA
(live sound)
via website
1) Open Taxovichkof website

2) Open the page with the instructions for ordering a taxi

3) Enter in the field of departure or arrival point - ('Adress or feature' - manually or copy and paste) -
nab. Admiralteyskaya
Enter in the field 'building' number 12

4) Follow the next instructions
via app
1) Download the application from Google Play or App Store
For the correct installation of the application and change language, follow these instructions

2) Open the page with the instructions for ordering a taxi

3) Enter in the field of departure or arrival point - ('Adress or feature' - manually or copy and paste) -
nab. Admiralteyskaya
Enter in the field 'building' number 12

4) Follow the next instructions
on the street
Do you need a taxi urgently and you see a car right in front of you on the street?
Excellent! Because the Russian language is your thing!
Click here and you will have the same Russian pronunciation similar as Mr. Putin`s
But! Let it be a branded car and agree on a price in advance. Remember our warnings!

Say to driver:
Note - Russian pronunciation



Taxi TO - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA ADRESA + your adress
(live sound)
Admiralty Embankment, 12 -
ADMIRALTEYSKAYA NABEREZHNAYA, DVENATSAT`
(live sound)

Small dictionary

How much it this? - SKOLKA ETA STOIT ?
(live sound)

Do you accept credit cards? - VY PRINIMAYETE KARTOCHKI ?
(live sound)

I will pay - in cash / by credit card - YA ZAPLACHU - NALICHNYMI / KARTOY
(live sound)

Yes / No - DA / NET
(live sound)

Ok! / Good! - KHARASHO!
(live sound)

Stop here! - ASTANAVITE ZDYES`
(live sound)

Thank you - SPASIBA
(live sound)
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