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. With our online itinerary creator, St. Petersburg attractions like Neva Embankments can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Beautiful experience navigating the river Neva. It is only navigable during the summer months. In the winter it is frozen.
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  • Since Petra city was designed and built in such a way that the most anterior part of it is visible from the water, and therefore became part of the embankments themselves front view. Walking along the banks of the Neva River-a mandatory part of the program stay in St. Petersburg! Prior to this, it is very useful to take a ride on a boat tour, but then during the walk you will see in detail what was telling Guide. And of course, white nights walking along the banks of the Neva River, there is no alternative to))
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  • My second time on the banks of the neva without snow and ice, definitely made it more completely freezing as I saw it the first time
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For luxury hotels with a price tag to match, you can't beat the city's historical heart--Palace Square--and Nevsky Prospekt, the main avenue that connects the square to the Neva River. The area around St. Isaac's Cathedral, at the west end of Nevsky Prospekt, also offers a great selection of luxury and mid-range options. If you want to see the other side of the city, consider staying on Vasilyevsky Island, at the mouth of the river. Increased competition means that St. Petersburg now offers a wide range of inexpensive but funky hostels scattered throughout the city.
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