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Winter canal

The Hermitage comprises several buildings, and the Winter Palace is just one of them. All the five buildings are situated on the bank of the Neva river. Behind them there is one of the little rivers - the Moyka - flowing, and the Neva is connected with the Moyka by a short canal that flows write between the buildings of the Hermitage.

It's called The Winter Canal, and this is one of the most poetic corners of the "old St.Petersburg". It was described in Alexander Pushkin's famous "Queen of Spades", and until now is the place for romantic dates of people who are in love. This place is especially lovely when seen from the water - when you sail either along the Moyka or along the Neva river in a boat and cast a look on the beautiful arch that frames the Winter Canal…

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