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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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  • Great in a spring or summer day, best at the midsummer, Great place to be and spend the long white nights or some evening hours on the shores of river. 
  • Along the Neva ozhurnye fence installed by architects Yegorova and Fel'tona in 1773 = 1784 Gg. Links were mostly forged fencing tul'skimi blacksmiths.
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  • This River in murashkah cold, these Admiralty and Exchange I will never forget. and I hope that I will see again!
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