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Nevsky Prospekt

Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #48 of 995 attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings, Battlefields
Activities: Shopping, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This famous Russian street that cuts through the center of St. Petersburg is a hub for shopping, nightlife and entertainment, and is lined with... more » Owner description: This famous Russian street that cuts through the center of St. Petersburg is a hub for shopping, nightlife and entertainment, and is lined with historic and picturesque buildings and churches. « less
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
89 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This well known avenue runs almost exactly East to West so as the sun only goes down very late and dawn breaks early, there never is a time of day when you can not take a sunlit photograph( or a flash lit one against shadow) of its amazing building facades, occasional bronze statues, or its variety of shop fronts with... More

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Boston, MA
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our time strolling Nevsky Prospect and looking at the impressive buildings that line the street. The Kazan Cathedral, modeled after St. Peter's in Rome, the famous Dom Knigi book store, Elissev Delicatessen, the Russian State Museum, and the picturesque, not to be missed, Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood are some of the sites either on... More

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Chiba, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There is a lot of restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops. A place to come in the evening for dinner or before going back home to buy gifts for your friends.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went on a wonder down Nevsky Prospekt on a recent trip to St Petersburg, not quite as expected. You cant really compare this to shopping streets in the west, no real big chain shops just local boutiques etc (which is a good thing). Definitely very busy, even thought we didnt see anything dodgy i would agree with being careful... More

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Indiana
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208 reviews 208 reviews
116 attraction reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

SPB is often called Venice of the north. I say Nevsky Prospect is Time Square of SPB. Red Square probably gets the moniker for all of Russia, but Nevsky is the place in SPB, hands down. Love walking outside, enjoying the canals, the shops and the people. What a cool downtown, with real old world feel. It was fun strolling.... More

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and concluded our vacation and enjoyed the Nevsky for the history, culture, cafe's, shopping and feel of the city. We walked the whole Nevsky and were delighted at it. We read reviews of pickpockets, my wife and I have been to New york, Rome, London, Athens, Spain, North Africa, Middle East, etc,,and have been warmed of the pick... More

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CT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The street is the blood of the town with lots of great shopping and attractions along it. Beware of pickpockets and other scams.

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Tampere, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nevsky is a picture of Russia: interesting, exciting and sometimes a bit dangerous. You can see mafia cars parked into pedestrian area. You can meet poor people asking money, women in highest possible heels and shortest possible clothes aso. Take care of you money: buy something, be aware of pickpockets, who are comon in Nevsky and specially in metro stations... More

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Ermelo
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Tourist centrum which was always busy, easy to reach up anything you want, walking on the roaf side, eating at street food from local until western foods, bars and cafes, market, shops etc. Just beware your pocket!

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is St Petersburg's version of the Champs Elysee. There's a very large Zara and some versions of department stores plus a lovely cafe in the Singer Building which has a book shop as well. You can't miss this art deco tower on the section of the road not far from the Hermitage. Take time out from the museums and... More

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