Nevsky Avenue, Saint Petersburg
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!
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.
Shops , Coffee shops and bars, in the length of Nevskiy Prospekt " posh " Arcade of shops , i had a lovely coffee inside the arcade.
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.
Walking along Nevsky Avenue you will see lots of wonderful buildings, among them this building of the Comedy Theater.
Unfortunately I did not have so much time to do sightseeing, but a walk around the center around Newskij Prospekt was worth every step.
The Nevsky Avenue is the main street in the city centre, here it is all about walking around, show off, do some shopping etc.
This is yet another beautiful avenue of restored XIX century buildings that branches from the Nevski Prospekt.
This beautiful boulevard is where Nevski Prospekt starts. It goes along the Admiralteistvo building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nevsky Prospekt (Av.)
It's like Champs Elisee in Paris, the main artery of the city, with numerous shops, restaurants, hotels and some museums.