Nevsky Prospect

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Nevsky Prospect, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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odiseya odiseya
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Walking Trough Main Street Feb 02, 2017
Main street in every village, town or city is central point of point of life and first place where I like to start to known new places. It is best way to do this by simple walking, seeing and take a photos, is better to have a some touristic guide material. Still, photos can be use like a base to subsequent research on the attraction that I saw or visited.

What I can write about Nevsky Avenue?!

First some general information, of course.

Nevsky Avenue is the main street of St. Petersburg. Today is 4.5 kilometers long and 25-60 meters wide. It was original idea by the French architect Alexandre Jean Baptiste Le Blond, he was works for Peter the Great. Originally this street was named the Great Perspective Road until 1738 and was cut through almost 4.5 km of forest. It is planning to be main road to Novgorod and Moscow. For many years it was roamed by wolves. During the early Soviet years (1918 - 44) it was officially known as the Avenue of the 25th of October, alluding to the day of the October Revolution, but this name was never accepted by the local inhabitants.

It is a street with many touristic attraction, shops and night clubs. This avenue starts from the historic Admiralty in the north to the Vosstaniya Square and the Alexander Nevsky Monastery.

The main sights on Avenue include the Rastrelliesque Stroganov Palace, the big neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Art Nouveau Bookhouse (Dom Knigi), Elisseeff Emporium, many various 18th-century churches, a monument to Catherine the Great, an enormous 18th-century shopping mall - Gostny dvor, the Russian National Library, and the Anichkov Bridge with its horse statues. The part between the Square of Insurrection and the Alexander Nevsky Square is traditionally called Old Nevsky. All major shops, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos and other entertainment spots are located along the way. This street and his charm was inspiration for many artists who live here, like Pushkin, Gogol, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nijinsky and Dostoevsky. The life of the avenue was described by Nikolai Gogol in his story "Nevsky Prospekt". Famous Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky often employed the Nevksy Prospekt as a setting within his works, such as Crime and Punishment and The Double: A Petersburg Poem.

When you tired about all that walking, seeing and taking the photos, you can relax on many benches on this street. My favorite place for relax is in front of Gostiny dvor (the oldest mall in country). Around street lamps were placed circular bench - enjoy relaxing there. Along the streets and decorative shrubs that bring a bit of nature in the concrete of the modern city. Nice detail to me and lamps with an antique look decorated with colorful flowers.

If you don't like to much walking there is a bus station. The street is served by the stations Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, Mayakovskaya, Ploshchad Vosstaniya and Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo I of Saint Petersburg Metro.

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Johnpro Johnpro
208 reviews
Incredible walk ... Apr 17, 2012
The most famous street of Saint Petersburg !

The architecture of The buildings and the many shops making This street really fabulous !

A lot of buildings from The 18Th century and the canals of The river gives a unique scene !

Many good coffee shops and restaurants in The street , also many shopping centers in The narrow streets .

The length is about four something kilometers (The glamor way)with big sidewalks , The other side (back side of The tall monument , The length of The street is about 3km long) of The street is not so beautiful but have also a lot of shops and coffee shops and bars .

Many sights on The street and to the end is The Hermitage .

Special thanks and really appreciate all those peoples to capture from my camera and offer me some great pictures ! Thank you everybody !!!

Anyway I will upload couple of pictures to have a look :)
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