Nevsky Avenue, Saint Petersburg

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  • It's best explored on foot....

    by Tortellino Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It's best explored on foot. Walk through the center. Take a walk from Nevsky prospekt to St.Isaak's cathedral. Across the square there's a canal (river Moyka). On the right side of the bridge you'll see an obelisk. Check it out, it has marks corresponding to the most destructive floods that happened in the city. Then walk back towards the cathedral and past it to the Neva. Facing the river is the Bronze horseman - a monument to the Peter the Great. It is one of the most photographed monuments in the city. A lot of newly-weds come here to lay flowers to the monument, but they quickly get picked up by the homeless and re-sold. Well, the homeless also have to survive somehow! Now if you stand in front of the monument facing the cathedral turn left and walk along the river. This will bring you to the Palace bridge and the Winter palace. From that point you can go to the right to the Palace Square, or to the left across the bridge to the Vasilyevsky island spit with the rostral columns and the former stock exchange building. More to come!

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    Uninspiring

    by obcbreeze Written Aug 14, 2010

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    I think after being so wow'd by everything, Nevsky Prospekt was a bit of a let down. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it really is like any other big city thorough fare.

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    Shopping heaven

    by alectrevor Updated May 10, 2010

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    Shops , Coffee shops and bars, in the length of Nevskiy Prospekt " posh " Arcade of shops , i had a lovely coffee inside the arcade.

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    Russias most famous street

    by alectrevor Written May 8, 2010

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    The Nevskiy Prospekt is 4.5 km long [3 miles]. In my view the best most interesting part is from the river Neva to ploshchad Vosstaniya [ uprising square] at Moskovsky station.

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    Comedy Theater

    by hunterV Updated Feb 8, 2008

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    Walking along Nevsky Avenue you will see lots of wonderful buildings, among them this building of the Comedy Theater.

    Comedy Theater
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    Walk around Newskij Prospekt

    by baldurontour Written Oct 21, 2007

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    Unfortunately I did not have so much time to do sightseeing, but a walk around the center around Newskij Prospekt was worth every step.

    As nice as Venice... An old Shopping Center Busy Newskij Prospekt
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    Nevsky Avenue

    by Gili_S Written Jun 30, 2007

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    The Nevsky Avenue is the main street in the city centre, here it is all about walking around, show off, do some shopping etc.

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    Vladimirski Prospekt

    by el_ruso Written Jan 4, 2006

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    This is yet another beautiful avenue of restored XIX century buildings that branches from the Nevski Prospekt.

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    Admiralteyski Prospekt

    by el_ruso Written Jan 4, 2006

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    This beautiful boulevard is where Nevski Prospekt starts. It goes along the Admiralteistvo building.

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    Annichkov Most

    by el_ruso Written Jan 4, 2006

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    Annichkov Most (bridge) is yet another well-known symbol of Peterburg. It is named so in honor of a general of the same name, whose house was located nearby.

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    Nevsky Prospekt

    by Sharrie Updated Dec 29, 2003

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    I've yet found out the name of this building.
    All I know is it's very close to the Monument to Catherine the Great & the theater where they have the folklore shows.

    Anyone?

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    Grand Hotel Europe

    by Sharrie Updated Dec 29, 2003

    One of Russia's most famous hotels.
    Its restaurant was a popular rendezvous for members of the secret police force b4 the Revolution. Also popular among intellectuals & artists.

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    Shopping

    by floss1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This shopping complex, Gostiny Dvor Department Store, is huge. It has hundreds of little shops. Tourist shops, clothes, rugs, etc. Generally overpriced but worth a wander around.

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    Nevsky Prospekt (Av.)

    by Lalique Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Nevsky Prospekt (Av.)
    It's like Champs Elisee in Paris, the main artery of the city, with numerous shops, restaurants, hotels and some museums.

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