Nevsky Avenue

Local nameNevsky Prospekt
LocationSaint Petersburg, Russia

Nevsky Prospect is the main street in the federal city of St. Petersburg in Russia. It takes its name from the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, the monastery which stands at the eastern end of the street, and which in turn commemorates the Russian hero Prince Saint Alexander Nevsky. Following his founding of Saint Petersburg in 1703, Tsar Peter I planned the course of the street as the beginning of the road to Novgorod and Moscow. The avenue runs from the Admiralty in the west to the Moscow Railway Station and, after veering slightly southwards at Vosstaniya Square, to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

Major sights include the Rastrelliesque Stroganov Palace, the huge neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Art Nouveau Bookhouse, Elisseeff Emporium, half a dozen 18th-century churches, a monument to Catherine the Great, an enormous 18th-century shopping mall, a mid-19th-century department store, the Russian National Library, and the Anichkov Bridge with its horse statues.

Tags Editor's Choice
Download Download See more
Private 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour of St Petersburg and Optional Boat Cruise on the Neva River from 125 USD

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevsky_Prospect

Info http://www.saint-petersburg.com/virtual-tour/nevsky-prospect/

Address 191025, St Petersburg, Russia

Coordinates 59°55'54.546" N 30°21'15.026" E

Tours and activities: Nevsky Avenue

Private 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour of St Petersburg and Optional Boat Cruise on the Neva River

from 125 USD

Hidden St Petersburg Evening Walking Tour

from 63 USD

3-Hour Best of Saint Petersburg Guided Walking Tour

from 49 USD

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now