"It's best explored on foot...." Nevsky Avenue Tip by Tortellino

Nevsky Avenue, Saint Petersburg: 74 reviews and 115 photos


It's best explored on foot. Walk through the center. Take a walk from Nevsky prospekt to St.Isaak's cathedral. Across the square there's a canal (river Moyka). On the right side of the bridge you'll see an obelisk. Check it out, it has marks corresponding to the most destructive floods that happened in the city. Then walk back towards the cathedral and past it to the Neva. Facing the river is the Bronze horseman - a monument to the Peter the Great. It is one of the most photographed monuments in the city. A lot of newly-weds come here to lay flowers to the monument, but they quickly get picked up by the homeless and re-sold. Well, the homeless also have to survive somehow! Now if you stand in front of the monument facing the cathedral turn left and walk along the river. This will bring you to the Palace bridge and the Winter palace. From that point you can go to the right to the Palace Square, or to the left across the bridge to the Vasilyevsky island spit with the rostral columns and the former stock exchange building. More to come!

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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