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Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg

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To see Saint Petersburg from a different perspective, take a walk or boat tour along Neva Embankments. City planners originally built these embankments of wood and sand, intending to stabilize the riverbanks and provide the city with much-needed flood protection. During the final decades of the 18th century, as Pushkin put it, "the Neva dressed herself in granite." In addition to providing necessary flood control, the granite embankments transformed the appearance of the growing city. The landmark steps, sculptures, and docks along the river, designed by some of Russia's most prominent architects, gave Saint Petersburg the elegant look of a modern city. A visit to Neva Embankments represents just the start of the adventure when you use our St. Petersburg vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a review of the River Tour via boat. The boat is essentially a very wide barge with plenty of outside seating and also a covered area for inclement weather. Our guide was a young Russian girl ...  more »
  • Was recently in St. Petersburg, and of course how not to take a walk along the waterfront! Very nice, especially in the evening. Vasilievsky island is visible and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Of course, in winter bridges not bred, but nevertheless look gorgeous! I recommend the section from Palace square to the Bronze Horseman. There look especially stunning.
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  • Walks along the Neva or over the many bridges offer beautiful views. You can look out on the beautiful properties located along the Neva River. So you see the Hermitage from another side, you can see the property of the Cultuurkamera and when you're there in the winter is as good as ice-what is Neva make for an enchanting face.
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