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Nevsky Prospekt

Address: Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #55 of 945 Attractions in St. Petersburg
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Battlefields, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: This famous Russian street that cuts through the center of St...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Battlefields, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Shopping
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 historic and picturesque buildings and churches.
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Boulder, Colorado
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126 reviews 126 reviews
63 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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23 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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New York
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601 helpful votes 601 helpful votes
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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have seen so much on TV and films about Russia, the revolution and communism but seeing it for real is amazing. History, Architecture, Wealth, contrasting over years, decades, centuries with the bleakness of communism. The legacy of both visible and living on. Overall a fantastic experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

In the two days my wife and I spent in Leningrad, we traversed this magnificent thoroughfare a couple of times in our Tour Bus, and on other occasions enjoyed stops of limited duration at various points throughout its length. Like Oxford St in London and 5th Avenue in NYC, the emphasis is very much on shopping, eating an entertainment. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Plenty of people watching here. Sit on a sidewalk restaurant table and watch the world walk by as you enjoy some local fare washed down with some exotic beer or wine or amazing Vodka. My wife and I had 5 nights in this beautiful city in the middle of this year when the "White Nights" allow you to enjoy daylight... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is the main artery of St P where all the shops and tourist attractions are based. It's like walking through an open air museum - whether in the snow covered wintertime or heat in summer it's a lot of fun. It struck me how Europeanised St P is compared with the rest of Russia.

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