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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  • August 19, 2017
    boat very well beautiful walk has absolutely when coming has St. Pé preferably in good time as less world we breathe the Neva
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  • August 19, 2017
    I love to walk on quay fields, listen to how water murmurs and watch the passing by ships. This atmosphere creates an unforgettable, very encourages thoughts about what in everyday life is not even considered.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Embankments of the Neva River are unique, think anywhere in the world there is no such length granite cladding. Along the quays are unique architectural masterpieces. The ideal place for a walk in the nice weather.
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