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  Rostal Columns on the Vasilevsky spit
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  • Rostal Columns on the Vasilevsky spit - Saint Petersburg
      Rostal Columns on the Vasilevsky spit
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  • Rostal column flames on Victory Day - Saint Petersburg
      Rostal column flames on Victory Day
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The two Rostral columns to honor naval victories stand on Vasilevsky Island prominently in front of the customs house built in the early 1800s.

You can walk there from the Palace Bridge between the Hermitage and the Admiralty. You get a beautiful view of the Neva and the city. The new Neva fountains are very close and many wedding photographs are taken on the spit between the columns.

They are fitted with natural gas burners and are lit for holidays such as the May 9 Victory Day.

Address: Vasilevsky ostrov
Directions: From the hermitage walk accross the Palace Bridge

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  • Updated May 20, 2007
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