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"There's nothing more beautiful than the Nevsky prospect, at least in St. Petersburg. Here, it is the origin of everything. How brightly it shines, this street, the princess of our capital! "Nicolas Gogol (The Nevsky Perspective).

More than 4.5 km long, the Nevsky Perspective, the main street of the city, stretches between the Admiralty and the Holy Trinity Lavra-Alexander-Nevsky. It is the real backbone of St. Petersburg. Conceived by Peter the Great, its layout was developed and laid out as early as 1712. A walk along the Nevsky River shows the diversity of St. Petersburg's cultural life: museums, theatres, concert halls and cinemas, libraries and numerous art galleries line up here. The Nevsky Prospect, which was the road leading to Moscow, developed rapidly as early as 1720. Even today, walking the Nevsky Prospect, "the princess of our capital", is a journey through time and art that you can make in 2.5 hours, punctuated by canals and bridges.

Behind the n° 24  by the Malaya Konyushchennaya street, totally restored and transformed into a pedestrian zone, a statue of Gogol, very successful, sadly looks at the eternal movement of the heroes of a novel never written.

Clad in granite, with large showcases and bronze decorations, the House of the Book (also known as the Singer Company building) at the intersection of Nevsky Prospect and the Griboedov Canal Quay, houses the offices and headquarters of the famous social network VKontake (also known as the Russian Facebook). This sublime modernist building is one of the emblematic buildings of the Nevsky Prospect and the city, one of the favorites of the premises. It also houses the city's largest bookstore, Dom Knigi (the House of Books) with its huge shelves, a true invitation to daydream and read. Why not sit comfortably on a sofa in the Café Zinger on the 2nd floor, with a cup of tea and a breathtaking view of Notre-Dame-de-Kazan Cathedral? For the anecdote, the globe on top of the building had no other purpose than to circumvent a law according to which no building should exceed the height of the Winter Palace. The ensemble, grandiose or disproportionate, depending on which side you look at, of Notre-Dame-de-Kazan Cathedral is on the other side. On the canal, the neo-Russian style of Notre-Dame-sur-le-Sang-Versé is reflected in the water. Spanning the canal, the Kazanski Bridge is the third largest in the city. The Catholic Church of Saint Catherine built in 1783  : transition between classicism and baroque.

Built on the other side of the Nevski perspective, the pentagonal clock tower was built in 1804 for the municipal Duma. At  48, the Passage is one of the oldest and one of the city's department stores. Here were tested several innovations techniques : the first elevator and the first pipe! On the right side of the avenue, at  35, the department store Gostiny Dvor (the hotel business) was built in 1761-1785. Almost a century before the creation of the Bon Marché in Paris, this shopping mall was truly revolutionary and marked an important evolution in the history of urban retailing.

On the square now called Ostrovsky Square stands the Monument to Catherine II with its two-storey composition. Behind the monument, at the end of the square, one can see the facade of the Pushkin dramatic theatre with its white colonnade and the Apollo chariot above it. At the corner of the Fontanka Quay and Nevsky Prospect is the Anitchkov Palace. Le palais was presented by Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, daughter of Peter the Great, as a gift to her favourite and morganatic husband Count Razumovsky, a singer of peasant and Ukrainian origin. Placed at the corners of the bridge, the four horse tamers form a group of baroque-inspired male nudes. Similar sculptural groups were sent to Berlin to symbolize the friendship between the two capitals. At XVIIIe siècle, the Fontanka traced the border of the city whose gate was near the Anitchkov Bridge. À  The Nevsky perspective was largely built here during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

At Vosstaniya Square, the Nevskiy Perspective intersects the Ligovskiy Perspective. On the square was built one of the first metro stations, Ploschad' Vosstaniya. In the center of the square an obelisk was erected in 1985 celebrating the 40e anniversaire of the victory of the Great Patriotic War. The facade of the Moscow railway station (up to 1924  Nicholas station), from where the first Russian railway connecting the two capitals started 1851 le, overlooks the Vosstaniya square.

The Nevsky perspective continues beyond the square and forms a bend because the artery was built starting from both ends at the same time, but along different axes. The perspective ends at Alexander Nevsky Square. La partie south of the square is bordered by the Holy Trinity Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Starting from the Admiralty, a symbol of Russian maritime and military excellence, the promenade ends in front of one of the spiritual beacons of Russian Orthodoxy. You are now almost a St. Petersburger!

Practical: length 4.5 km, walking time 2.5 hours (without stops!).

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Members' reviews on NEVSKY PERSPECTIVE

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Pat44210
5/5
Visited in november 2019
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La principale Rue de Saint Petersbourg
Rue de 2,5 kms à faire en promenade pour l'architecture, les boutiques et les centres commerciaux chauffés. N'hésitez pas à prendre un chocolat chaud à la librairie Singer (Oui les machines à coudre) bien caché au première étage à droite.( les gâteaux sont bien aussi.)
faitmaison2
4/5
Visited in july 2019
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incontournable
Une avenue qui n'a rien à envier aux Champs Elysees.
De magnifiques bâtiments qui ont une hauteur à peu près identique. De très belles façades. N'hésitez pas à tester un restaurant sur cette avenue ou un café.
arwenbriseis
3/5
Visited in october 2018
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Avenue phare
C'est l'avenue la plus célèbre de la ville, voire de Russie ! Sympa de s'y balader, surtout la nuit quand tout est éclairé. Après, il faut aimer les boutiques et les belles façades...
Barnabs
5/5
Visited in august 2018
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Magnifique avenue qui irrigue toute la ville ! Véritable poumon qui dessert les principaux monuments. Agréable pour flâner de jour comme de nuit.
Pauline1005
3/5
Visited in october 2018
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Belle promenade en perspective, le long de beaux bâtiments qui font partie de l'histoire de la ville. Elle vous fera passer devant Notre Dame de Kazan, l'Eglise St Sauveur sur le Sang Versé, le bâtiment Singer et le Square Catherine II entre autre.
De nombreux autres édifices sont à découvrir.
nimar42
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Visited in july 2018
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Cette avenue est très animée avec des commerces,cafés, restaurants, parcs,des palais,des églises,des théâtres,c 'est les Champs-Élysées de Saint Pétersbourg.
an.m
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Visited in june 2017
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La perspective Nevski est l'avenue centrale de Saint Pétersbourg. Cette avenue abrite la maison de la société singer, qui abrite à présent une immense librairie.Il est très agréable de parcourir cette avenue à pied pour y découvrir différents ponts, églises et bâtiments architecturaux.
tivoli
5/5
Visited in january 2018
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Centre névralgique de la ville, cette rue est très sympa à parcourir à pied de long en large. On y voit les plus beaux monuments de la ville et plein de magasins.
loublou
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Visited in february 2017
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Balade impressionnante avec un grand nombre de cathédrales et de musées à visiter chemin faisant. A ne pas manquer, l'Eliseyev Emporium Coffeeshop
glwadys
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Visited in january 2018
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Rue principale de la ville, c'est le cœur de vie de St PetersbourgBeaucoup de magasins, belle architecture, balade obligatoire.
C-Line69
5/5
Visited in september 2016
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Très longue avenue à parcourir à pieds pour admirer l'architecture des bâtiments et quelques un des magnifiques ponts.
Avenue commerçante, bruyante, vivante...
loicbrudu
5/5
Visited in december 2016
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Cette avenue est superbe. Elle traverse la ville sur plus de 4km. C'est super de la traverser du début a la fin et de s'arrêter admirer l'architecture, rêver devant les canaux, faire quelques magasins, prendre un verre et terminer par un bon restaurant. Pendant les fêtes de Noël elle est très décorée et illuminée.
Fillepoussin
5/5
Visited in september 2016
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Tres belle avenue qui traverse toute la ville. De nombreux magasins et restaurantq et belle architecture.
Cyril C.
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Visited in january 2015
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La perspective Nevski est pour moi l'équivalant des Champs Elysées à Paris
Cette avenue est magnifique et très vivante. On y découvre de nombreuses boutiques de luxe et de très bons restaurants et café.
Narayama
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Très belle et longue avenue centrale de SPB avec des magasins, boutiques souvenir, cafés et restaurants. Très vivant et agréable pour flâner!

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