Traktornaya Street

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philip_ru
Saint-Petersburg, Russia122 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
If you are a fan of constructivism, then the area near the metro station "Narvskaya" is your Disneyland. If you are comfortable with constructivism, then this is an easy and close to the center route in the historic area with a unique charm, where the tsarist and soviet era blended, when you were bored with crowds of tourists in the most postcard city views. Take a breather - you reach the Narvskaya metro, go left along "prospect Stachek (Avenue), and 300 meters on the left will begin ulitza Tractornaya (Traktornaya street) - a single avant-garde ensemble of constructivism, the first street built in the USSR. And yes, in these dilapidated houses people still live, which sometimes surprise tourists. However, there it is quite safe - the street is short and green, you can go through it all for 10 minutes and take pictures of yards. Then you can return to Prospect Stachek and go on it further — to a wide area with a monument to Kirov and closing the Constructivist ensemble of the tower of the administration building. According to rumors, it was tiled with marble chips from the cemetery plates of the bourgeoisie. Then you can cross to the Stachek prospect and go back to metro Narvskaya, walking past the first Soviet school (the building on Stachek Avenue, 5/A, built in the shape of a sickle and hammer) and the Kirov department store (the conceptual constructivists building of a kitchen factory) where you can go indoor and have lunch (from 4 storey stunning views of the area). Then you can take the metro and get there, for example to Avtovo metro station (whose lobby is a masterpiece) or you can make an interesting trip back to downtown.

To do this, refresh yourself with pancakes and coffee, go from the Arc de Triumph to the dilapidated but atmospheric Narvskiy prospect (Narvskiy Avenue), it will end with the building of the men's Spasso-Preobrazhensky monastery in the Russian style. Further the road will pass to the Staro-Petergofskiy (Old-Peterhof) prospectus and after 500 meters you reach the Obvodny canal. It passes in the former industrial zone - that is why the infrastructure there is not very developed, but you can find a couple of places (the former Imperial wine stores on the embankment of Obvodny Canal 199 - do not hesitate to pass for the red brick fence inside, past the barrier and parking - under the arch - there are wonderful courtyards, now it is a business center with various hipster small businesses and a coffee shop). But I would advise not to turn to the bypass and walk along the Staro-Peterskovskiy prospect - a kilometer from Obvodniy canal you will reach the mouth of the Fontanka River, a factory (with limited access) of the Admiralty Shipyards, where build and build warships and submarines and the amazing Staro-Kalinkin the bridge with four little towers in the corners. There is a very photogenic view of the Fontanka and a triangular house on its shore. Further there is the shortest route along the river bank bucket in 15 minutes you will reach New Holland - a modern urban stronghold of the city's leisure with excellent service, green lawns, a cultural program and varied food. This could be a worthy final point of your route, but from New Holland to the nearest metro is about 2 kilometers. Therefore, rather, this is an important reference point. After walking 3-4 hours you can spend the rest of the day in Holland itself. Or take a rest to go to the final route - approaching you to the parade-tourist center - from the Ploshad Truda (Truda area) along the Konnogvardeisky boulevard (or in the next street - past the Main Post Office building, which, among other things, was the zero point of all roads and distances in the Russian Empire) while the magnificent square with the St. Isaac's Cathedral is not opened before you. Further on by yourself)
Written June 19, 2018
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