To mark the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity, the Silver Necklace’s tourist information centres have prepared a list of the most romantic places in the Northwest.
Tourist information centres in the Silver Necklace of Russia have prepared a list of places to have a date, watch the sunset, find a bride, pop the question, and have an unforgettable kiss.
Sunset kisses in the Novgorod Region
The Novgorod Region is abundant in spectacular bridges with rich history. For instance, there are Russia’s first arched bridge in Borovichi and a railway bridge that is as tall as a six-storey building between Krestsy and Valdai. All of them feature a spectacular view.
Listen to music and kiss in Veliky Novgorod
There is a saying that in eternal cities, eternal music is played. Visit the Music Monument to Sergei Rachmaninoff, take a rest under a lilac bush and kiss your loved one while listening to chants and music by Rachmaninoff, Arensky and Lyadov.
Lovers’ bench in Petrozavodskе
The lovers’ bench, near the Onezhskaya Embankment and Marriage Palace in Petrozavodsk, is the perfect place for a romantic kiss. For those involved in a lovers’ tiff, there is a special making-up bench. Give your loved one a kiss to the sound of the waves on Lake Onega.
Rotunda on Onezhskaya Embankment
One of Petrozavodsk’s landmarks is the rotunda on the Onezhskaya Embankment. It has become a tradition to take photos and kiss in the rotunda after getting married at the Marriage Palace.
Travelling with Love family tourist festival»
On 10 July, the Maryino estate in the village of Adrianovo will host the Travelling with Love festival. Tourists will be able to take part in the traditional wedding rituals of the peoples that inhabited the Leningrad Region, attend workshops on local arts and crafts and try dishes from the Vepsian, Karelian and Izhorian cuisines.
Osinovetsky lighthouse: A place of love and hope in the Leningrad Region
This place is perfect for taking photos in all weathers, from a dramatic cloudscape to a romantic sunset. The Osinovetsky lighthouse is located at 1 Osinovetskaya Street, Ladozhskoye Ozero, Vsevolozhsky District.
Visit Vyborg on the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity
Go on a romantic trip on a paddle board. This is a great way to celebrate the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity and view the medieval city from the water. vk.com/nawode
Summer Garden, a perfect place for confessing love and kissing
With its ancient towering trees and abundance of hedges, the Summer Garden is a very secluded space. A couple in love can hide from the world in the garden’s green gazebos and bosquets. They can enjoy heart-to-heart talks and kisses amid the dusky alleys and shimmering light.
Semimostye, a perfect place for kisses in St Petersburg
Semimostye, or Seven Bridges, in St Petersburg has a view of seven of the city’s bridges. Standing on the Pikalov Bridge, you will be surrounded by the waters of the Griboyedov and Kryukov canals. You will see the golden domes and spire of St Nicholas Cathedral. Come with your loved one to kiss and make wishes.
Each city has a place loved by couples where they meet for a date, confess their love and propose. In Pskov, this place is Lovers’ Garden, or the Meeting Point site.
Lovers’ chairs in Velikie Luki
The sculpture was made by Pskov smiths and features two wrought iron chairs, for a man and a woman, with intertwined armrests. The lovers’ chairs are located on the embankment of the River Lovat, to the left of the Alexander Nevsky Chapel.
Kissing places in Naryan-Mar
The bronze statue of a couple, Love and Fidelity, is installed on the embankment of the River Zakhrebetnaya Kurya. It is a perfect kissing place. Near the sculpture, there is the Wedding Tree and Make-up Bench. The Lovers’ Bridge connects the two banks of the river.
Kissing in Syktyvkar Boulevard
Pokrovsky Boulevard in Syktyvkar is a place for kissing, confessing love and dreaming of creating a family. Street lamps with stained glass and an arch topped with bird figurines adorn the city’s small uptown district. Everyone who walks under the arch will have happiness and wellbeing.
Yunost Park, a kissing place in Kaliningrad
Picturesque canals, friendly ducks and cosy boats, what else could lovers ask for? The Ferris wheel has a view of Kaliningrad. In the evening, the place is even more romantic with carousel lights, street lamps reflected in the water and the aroma of coffee and pastries.
The Waiting monument in Murmansk, a symbol of love and fidelity
The Waiting monument, featuring a young woman waving a handkerchief, is a symbol of love, female courage and fidelity. The monument has a spectacular view of Kola Bay and the boats in the city harbour. It is a point of attraction for couples, newlyweds and families with children.
Love Alley in Murmansk
The music alley, or as locals call it, Love Alley, is a wonderful place for a romantic stroll. An intimate mood is created by music from the local art college. At the end of the alley, there are steps that lead to an observation deck with a monument to St Nicholas the Wonderworker.
Kissing places in Arkhangelsk
On the Arkhangelsk embankment, near the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos there is a monument to Peter and Fevronia of Murom, a popular place with newlyweds. They visit the site to worship the patron saints of marriage and also to watch beautiful sunsets and dawns during the white nights.
While travelling around the Silver Necklace of Russia, don’t forget to visit tourist information centres for travel recommendations and to gain points for the RussiaTravel.club gifts.