Spit of Basil’s Island
Spit of Basil’s Island. The Basil’s ‘Vasilievsky’ is the largest among 42 islands that St.Petersburg is laid on. The Spit of Basil’s Island is known as the best view point of the city giving you the exceptional view over the Hermitage museum and palace embankment as well as the Peter and Paul Fortress. The architectural complex of the Spit consists of the classical Stock Exchange Building and two Rostrum columns originally built in the 19 century to serve as the light houses for the old port.