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Bank Bridge

Kanal Griboedov Emb. | connects Kazanskiy Island and Spasskiy Island, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Two pairs of mythological cast-iron griffons guard each end of this narrow footbridge, which incorporates some of the best artistic and architectural features of 19th-century bridges.
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Kanal Griboedov Emb. | connects Kazanskiy Island and Spasskiy Island, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

we arrived during big renovation of the city...they took the lion to renovate so..we didnt get to see it. the bridge itself is small with just ok view

Thank May L
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The bridge is an absolutely must see when in St. Petersburg ! It is told the griffins when touched make your wishes come true and you will have a lot of luck in life !

Thank Kristian Z
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a gorgeous foot bridge over the canal. The griffin statutes are well done. Take a step back and look up the canal for Spilled Blood. GREAT PHOTO OP

Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just a few steps from Kazan Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt, this 25 meter pedestrian bridge with it's four winged lions (?) is a beauty and good place to take pictures of the canals and over to the "spilled blood cathedral".

Thank swissami19
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Very picturesque, well worth a look at if you are in the area for a photo location. It's also in a nice area to wonder with the canals.

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This pedestrian bridge is flanked on 4 corners with four winged lions in front of the State University of Economics and Finance. Legend has it that if you rub the paw of the lion you will become very wealthy. Give it a try.

Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

While strolling the streets and canals of this lovely city I came upon this very artistic bridge. Very nice site with the cathedral in the background. I was fortunate to find a student artist painting the scene. I was able to buy one of his...More

Thank riverboatrandy
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Just a couple blocks south of Nevsky Prospekt is the Bank Bridge with beautiful griffins. It's one of many bridges that offer beautiful views of the canals. There also are cafes and coffee shops nearby.

Thank ppatchen
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Rather far away from nevski. But apparently must see in St-Pete. Some historical buildings are around this bridge

Thank Dilenciya
Reviewed 11 October 2015

always busy with tourists taking photos :) totally understandable at this location and design. razumovsky palace (the back intrance with a nice gate) is on one side of the bridge. it's nicely lit at night. very romantic.

Thank Januarius Z
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