St Petersburg 06

St Petersburg Episode 06 The Palace Embankment

Canals, bridges and a glorious riverside stroll past the Summer and Winter Palaces

This episode tours the many waterways of St Petersburg, looking first at some of the canals and bridges and then taking a stroll along the Neva, up the Palace Embankment, starting at St Isaac’s Cathedral, whose gleaming dome soars above the city ‘like a shining mitre’. The walk continues past the Winter Palace whose 1000+ rooms were once the home of imperial families, but which is now better known as one of the world’s best art galleries and we finish at the Summer Gardens and Summer Palace, the idyllic riverside refuge designed by Peter the Great as a venue for summer parties and outdoor frolics.