Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg

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Saint Petersburg's main artery, Nevsky Prospekt cuts through the city's historical center and provides easy access to a string of tourist attractions, including churches, museums, shops, and restaurants. Planned by Peter the Great as the beginning of a major road to Novgorod and named after Alexander Nevsky, a 13th-century national hero credited with victories over both Swedish and German invading armies, this thoroughfare offers you a chance to discover a blend of architectural styles. Start at the Empire-style naval headquarters in the north, and proceed southeast all the way to the avenue's conclusion at the Neoclassical cathedral and cemetery containing the ornate tombs of Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky. By using our St. Petersburg itinerary builder site , you can arrange your visit to Nevsky Prospekt and other attractions in St. Petersburg.
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  • Prospect with harsh buildings. Clogged with restaurants and shops. Day and night for him strolling crowds. To me it is more like the night-signage shops pale in the Majesty of the illuminated houses.
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  • Yesterday (August, 18, 2017) I was with my family in Saint Petersburg, Russia and we had a very bad experience. A Gang of assailants ravage the main avenue of Saint Petersburg Nevkiy Avenue and I foun...  more »
  • I stayed in a hotel near Ploschad Vosstania and I took the trolley bus to Central which went on Nevsky Prospekt (Street).  more »

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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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