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Nevskiy Prospekt

Walk one of Russia’s most famous streets and take in the sights and sounds of central St. Petersburg.

Nevsky Prospekt contains some of St. Petersburg’s most notable landmarks and is a major attraction in its own right. From humble beginnings as a regular road, it has become the epicenter of the city, as is evidenced by the constant stream of people and vehicles. Come here to experience its bustling urban atmosphere and to check out the nearby shops and sights.

Look around the developed street today and it’s hard to imagine that it was once just a forest road haunted by wolves. At times, inhabitants have been able to sail down the street thanks to floods. The thoroughfare has had various names throughout Russia’s history but has become a steadfast symbol of St. Petersburg, beloved by notable Russians such as Fyodor Dostoyevksy and Nikolai Gogol. The street we see today was designed by architect Alexandre Jean Baptiste LeBlond, commissioned by Peter the Great.

Along this well-worn path, there is something for everyone. If you are a fan of retail therapy, shop at the biggest department store in the city, Gostiny Dvor. This grand building takes up an entire block of Nevsky Prospekt with 164,690 square feet (15,300 square meters) of space dedicated to retail.

Stroll further along to see another imposing edifice, that of the Kazan Cathedral. Its huge colonnade reaches out from a neat green dome and overlooks a well-maintained lawn. Go inside to learn more in its religious museum.

Venture into the Stroganov Palace to explore Russia’s history. A bright white and pink building on the Nevsky Prospekt, it is hard to miss. Visit its opulent chambers and discover a huge catalogue of rare stones and art by the likes of Rembrandt.

If all the sightseeing leaves you hungry, get something to eat from the Literaturnaya Café or Literary Café, just a short walk from the Stroganov Palace. The café serves a range of Russian treats and visitors can rub shoulders with a waxwork of poet Alexander Pushkin, a former patron.

Nevsky Prospekt begins at the historical Admiralty naval building and goes to the religious Alexander Nevsky Lavra churches and monastery, via the Moscow Railway Station. There are six metro stations, making it very accessible by public transport.


Guide to Exploring Nevskiy Prospekt


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Antares Royal

Antares Royal

Nevsky st., 147, St. Petersburg
4.7
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Nevskiy Prospekt, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Alexander Nevsky Lavra and within 3 mi (5 km) of State Russian Museum and Kazan Cathedral. Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood and Summer Garden are also within 3 mi (5 km).

C$153
Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg

Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg

Nevsky Prospect, 57, St. Petersburg
4.4
of 5, from 266 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Luxury hotel comprised of two renovated 19th century buildings, set on St. Petersburg's main boulevard, Nevsky Prospect.

C$82
AKYAN Hotel St-Petersburg

AKYAN Hotel St-Petersburg

19 Vosstaniya Street, St. Petersburg
4.5
of 5, from 121 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Nevskiy Prospekt, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stockmann and State Russian Museum. Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Nevsky 100 mini-hotel

Nevsky 100 mini-hotel

Nevsky, 100, St. Petersburg
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Nevskiy Prospekt, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stockmann, State Russian Museum, and Kazan Cathedral. Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood and Summer Garden are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

22, Moika River Embankment, St. Petersburg
4.6
of 5, from 97 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly St. Petersburg hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Palace Square, Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, and Kazan Cathedral. Summer Garden and State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km).

C$30
Zizu Hotel

Zizu Hotel

Nevsky pr.180, St. Petersburg
3.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Nevskiy Prospekt, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Alexander Nevsky Lavra and within 3 mi (5 km) of State Russian Museum and Kazan Cathedral. Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood and Summer Garden are also within 3 mi (5 km).

C$397
Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

1/7 Mikhailovskaya street, St. Petersburg
4.7
of 5, from 62 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Nevskiy Prospekt, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Petersburg Philharmonia and State Russian Museum. Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.