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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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  • Got on a boat first thing after getting to St. Petersburg. This is the best way to get your fist impression of this city.  more »
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