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White Nights: A Romantic Brand of Saint Petersburg

There is a certain charm in white nights walks...


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Saint Petersburg always stood out from other Russian cities: its history, architecture, spirit and even sights cannot leave one indifferent. But there is one geographical peculiarity that attracts to the city enormous number of tourists every year. I’m talking about the famous white nights.

Of course white nights exist in other northern cities and are not limited to Saint Petersburg. But only in this city are they considered not just a geographical feature but something of a romantic brand. Only in this city does it became an artistic and philosophic phenomenon, and even a symbol of bidding adieu to childhood.

<figcaption>Saint Petersburg</figcaption>
Saint Petersburg

Sometimes it seems as if Mother Nature herself created white nights on purpose to allow people to enjoy the beauty of this charming city all day and all night long. Visiting Saint Petersburg in June, take a walk along its canals at night. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!


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