6 beautiful rooftops in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is best viewed from the top, far away from the streets that are  buzzing with tourists. Luckily, it’s not that difficult to find an opened roof to feel the breeze, be at ease and complement the stunning scenery with a drink or an interesting event to attend. In this list we’ve gathered the fanciest rooftop venues in the central area that are open to the public.

The “Cosmos” roof

This flat and comfortable roof with fences and an elevator is located in the very heart of the city. You can plan a visit even in chilly weather: it’s equipped with rain caps and heating units. Panoramas from the top are astonishing: you can easily find the Peter and Paul Fortress, the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and get a view of the historical center in exquisite detail. It’s possible to book the roof for a romantic date, picnic or photo shoot as a present for a loved one. E-mail: n-gid@mail.ru
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Opening hours: 10 AM – Midnight

Admission price: for 1-4 people – ≈$26-35 per hour total


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The “Vanilla Sky” roof

The rooftop of the Red Stars Hotel is an urban hideaway and a nice place to have a wedding ceremony, a dreamy dinner or a couple photo shoots during the summer season. Everyone who wants to sunbathe without leaving the city is welcome too – there are plenty of deck chairs!  In the summer, the hotel holds various events here, including jazz concerts and sport related events. You can also book the space for any event: kids’ party, yoga class or a small concert. The price is estimated individually, send an e-mail to res@red-stars-hotel.ru.
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Opening hours: 24 hrs


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The “Solaris” panoramic café

Located on the rooftop of one of the buildings in the historical center, this is an awesome place to sit down for a moment on a pouf chair under the transparent cupola and relax. Get a cup of high-quality fragrant Italian coffee, while enjoying  the view over St. Isaac’s Cathedral. If you’re not partial to caffeine, try one of the owners’ source of particular pride, Italian Viropa tea. Don’t miss the smallest details of St. Petersburg’s architecture thanks to the free-to-use telescope, installed in the café.
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Hours: Monday-Thursday, Sunday 1 PM – 11 PM, Friday-Saturday 1 PM –  Midnight

Menu preview: cappuccino – ≈$4, strawberry fruit tea – ≈$4 (0.5 l), ice tea – ≈$4


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The “Makaronniki” restaurant

Here, authentic Italian cuisine teams up with a garden-like terrace to create an original, traditional trattoria-style space. It’s open throughout the year: there are tents and hammocks surrounded by flowers and trees in summer and the guests are given an opportunity to build a snowman in winter. Aside from the well-known dishes, such as pasta and ravioli, the menu contains creative cocktails and exotic recipes. Enjoy the views while sipping their refreshing, homemade, peach lemonade. Book a table here: makaronniki@gmail.com
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Hours: 12 PM – 11:30 PM

Menu preview: fettuccine alla Bolognese – ≈$8, tasting assortment of the desserts – ≈$9, homemade peach lemonade – ≈$16 (1 l)


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The “Terrassa” restaurant

This 350 m2 restaurant is situated on the roof of one of the highest buildings in the center, providing the best views Saint Petersburg has to offer. The entire Nevsky prospect opens right before your eyes! If you’re visiting the city in winter, make sure you go ice-skating at this giddy height. The menu is packed with the yummy recipes from all over the world. Order Greek salad, assorted dim sum or sea urchin caviar linguine – everything here tastes amazing.

Address: 3A Kazanskaya Ulitsa

Hours: Monday-Friday: 11 AM – 1 AM, Saturday-Sunday: Noon – 1 AM

Menu preview: Greek salad – ≈$12, assorted dim sum – ≈$14, sea urchin caviar linguine – ≈$26


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The New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre roof

The panorama terrace is open to  visitors during the summer season and is free of charge. Numerous concerts, yoga classes, movie screenings are held on the theater premises, but you may come here just to enjoy the sun and the jaw-dropping views over the Fontanka River.

Address: 49A Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki

Hours: 2 PM – 10 PM


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