The belfry of the Smolny Cathedral
Another fascinating cathedral has the observation deck. Officially, it is the highest viewing point in St. Petersburg, and its height is 50 meters. A hurricane demolished a 600-pound cross from the dome in 2001, so the belfries were closed to restoration. The observation deck was opened only in the mid-2000s. You can see the Nyenshants fortress, Neva river, Bolsheokhtinsky bridge and the central areas of the city from two belfries.
Belfries are connected by the old attic of the cathedral, where everything has remained unchanged: unique designs by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, arches and roofs, old brickwork.