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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Nevsky Prospekt by using our St. Petersburg vacation builder.
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  • August 19, 2017
    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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  • August 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 18, 2017
    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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