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Nevsky Prospekt

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Address: Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Walking, Shopping
Description: This famous Russian street that cuts through the center of St. Petersburg...
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.
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The main street

When I arrive to SP I didn't realize I was stepping into a street with so many history. It's the main avenue of the city and looks awesome in the evenings. A good starter to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

When I arrive to SP I didn't realize I was stepping into a street with so many history. It's the main avenue of the city and looks awesome in the evenings. A good starter to experiment the SP nightlife

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It is extraordinary to be able to walk on the steps of Dostoievski or Puskin. Nevski Prospekt is a beautiful boulevard, with beautiful sights: Stroganov Palace, Kazan cathedral, Elisseeff Emporium (a beautiful shopping mall in a very interesting palace), Bookhouse (which should be admired especially from the outside, as the building, in art nouveau style, is spectacular), the Anichkov Bridge... More 

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Fânzeres, Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Long avenue full of beautifull architecture, amazing historic buidings, commerce, and impressive Palaces! Major avenue in St. Petersburg, don't miss.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Strolling along Nevsky Prospect there is little bit of something for everyone. Several churches are prevalent here along with some delightful old buildings housing stores and businesses today. If you are shopping there are numerous opportunities here with some excvellant window shopping and store front displays.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Just walking out of the hostel onto Nevsky Prospect was so exciting. Yes, the traffic noise was overwhelming ( ah for the good ol' days of the when the horses pulling the trolleys had their hooves muffled), but it is St. Petersburg's main happening thoroughfare. The old long skirt days, the newer Revolution days, the days of the German siege,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This street is huge and has everything you would be looking for, lovely cafes, restraurants, shops and a great place to people watch. During the christmas perios there are christmas lights for miles which is lovely. The street is the hub of the city and you can get to all attractions for here. Fantastic city, great street and a must... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

During our visit President Putin was in the city for an 'energy' meeting with the Chinese. Security was high as you can imagine. You have to walk up and down the Nevsky to get your bearings on the city, it is quite surprising how close to each other some of the landmarks are. We didn't g into the shops apart... More 

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Patiala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Oh God.!! It is the place where i visited everyday when i was their in SPB. It is one of the most busiest pathway. There is a lot to watch. Shops, Cafes, Restaurants, Stores. Me and my friend used to have dinner at one of the restaurant every night on this street. A MUST VISIT.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

You need to prepared to multitask on this busy avenue. There are gorgeous palaces, shops, cafes, cakes and restaurants. I went there once a day for maximum one hour, every time with different purpose and in different place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Yes, a certain generation of brash Russian men use this beautiful boulevard for drag racing in the thick of evening and night traffic with no cops to stop them. They create a ruckus that could possibly be heard all the way to Moscow, but no one there cares either. Other than this, this is an elegant street that is the... More 

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