Nevsky Prospect

Nevsky Avenue (rus. Не́вский проспе́кт|r=Nevsky Prospekt|p=ˈnʲefskʲɪj prɐˈspʲekt) is the main street in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. Planned by Peter the Great as beginning of the road to Novgorod and Moscow, the avenue runs from the Admiralty to the Moscow Railway Station and, after making a turn at Vosstaniya Square, to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

The chief 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. The feverish life of the avenue was described by Nikolai Gogol in his story "Nevsky Prospekt". Fyodor Dostoevsky often employed the Nevksy Prospekt as a setting within his works, such as Crime and Punishment and The Double: A Petersburg Poem.

During the early Soviet years (1918–44) the name of Nevsky Prospect was changed, first to "Proletkult Street" (Ulitsa Proletkul'ta) in honor of that Soviet artistic organization. Following the demise of Proletkult the name was changed again, this time to "Avenue of the 25th of October," alluding to the day of the October Revolution.

The Nevsky today functions as the main thoroughfare in Saint Petersburg. The majority of the city's shopping and nightlife are located on or right off of the Nevsky Prospekt.

The street is served by the stations Admiralteyskaya, Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, Mayakovskaya, Ploshchad Vosstaniya and Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo I of Saint Petersburg Metro.

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  • List of upscale shopping districts
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مهسا محق
13 August 2015
One of the most beautiful streets in the world; shops, restaurants and cafes. Do not miss this place at night, its magical.
Rafael Viana
14 November 2014
The main avenue of St Petersburg. If you're sick of the rammed peak hours, night strolls are highly recommended. You'll be surprised how vivid it is at all times.
Ralitsa Ivanova
14 September 2019
It's impossible to come to STP and not visit this street. Other than the shops just enjoy the sights and remember most of the buildings are linked to the history of STP. Winter nights here are best!
Stefano Pedro
6 January 2019
A must see in Piter. Take a walk along the street and admire moments and palaces.
Sebran
4 June 2013
This city might be a paradise for bycycles and rollerBlades. I envy. Just more polocies and advantages needed. Amsterdam may have a competitor.
Luna.Shmeh
14 June 2015
the street , a street to remember for the rest of your life , live your moments in nevsky to the fullest do not let a moment go by ❤️???????? i heart you Nevsky
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