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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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  • a nice stroll on Nevsky: antique architecture, many historical sites if froze-lots of cafés to suit all tastes and budgets.
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  • This central road is a great place to stroll and admire the shops and sites of St Petersburg. It seemed where ever we were heading ended up with a a stretch along the Nevsky Prospekt. We loved the wal...  more »
  • Nevsky prospect needs no introduction and withdrawal. There is everything. And hotels and cafes for every color and flavor. But often, all these places for tourists. For real Petersburg institutions need to go deep into the city.
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