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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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  • The walk was memorable and romantic. The city itself is poetry. The neo-classical buildings , the bridges , the lighthouse and the people was a delight to witness. March was cold and the wind was on u...  more »
  • walking along the embankment you get an idea of the size of the city and just the majesty of the old buildings.  more »
  • Love you, Peter's creation, love your strict, svelte appearance, Neva possess a procession, its granite Coast, your railings pattern cast iron, your contemplative nights dusk, Transparent glitter a moonless, when I'm in my room Writing, read without oil lamps, and clear the dormant community deserted streets, and Svetla Admiralty needle, and not allowing the darkness of night the Golden heaven One dawn change another Rushes, giving night half an hour.
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