The city of St. Petersburg is special, it is unlike any other city in the world. To see all its beauty, you need to look at it from above. This opportunity is provided to the guests of the city. For this, an observation deck has been organized. It is located in the city center, so you can see the sights from it.
It is necessary
Comfortable shoes, money, free time
We get to St. Isaac's Cathedral. It is located at: the city of St. Petersburg, St. Isaac's Square, 4.
At the ticket office (located on the right side of the cathedral, on St. Isaac's Square) you need to purchase a ticket "Excursion to the colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral". Price RUB 150 (February 2018). Payment by card is possible. To get to the colonnade, you need to go through the turnstiles and climb the bell tower. You should not climb the colonnade for people with diseases that exclude physical activity. The staircase to the bell tower consists of 254 steps. There is a hinged staircase from the bell tower to the colonnade.
It is better not to visit the colonnade in rainy weather, snowfall, if the air temperature is below -5 degrees Celsius. There is often a strong wind at the top and much colder than at the bottom. It seems that the wind is swinging the hanging staircase between the colonnade and the bell tower.
Audio tours are held at the colonnade, but I don't want to listen. The view from the colonnade is simply mesmerizing. In the warm season, you can admire the colors of the city for a long time. Green trees, blue Neva river. In winter, the landscapes are simple, snow and colorful buildings. The Neva is covered with a white blanket of snow and it is not clear where the bank is, and where the river is. The colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral must be included in the list of attractions that you plan to see. From her, the city of St. Petersburg at a glance.