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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  • Embankments of the Neva River are very different, they are not comparable, but each in its beautiful. Palace embankment-she always carstvenna and paradna are infested with tourists. Shores of the Neva is the essence of the city, his business card, the heart and soul of St. Petersburg. A fine white nights on the waterfront, view on divorce. There is a charm and romance.
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  • Good service, respect pro schedules and quite comfortable. They serve for a walk along the river enjoying the view of the city or to go to the Palace of Peter the great.
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  • Great winter this Neva frozen and covered with snow. You can cross the River on foot. Incredible to do photos. Go to the Hermitage in the Menshikov Palace then at the Peter and Paul Fortress, then to the Cruiser Aurora. .. .a great walk.
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