1. Dotted with splendid palaces, bridges, metro stations, and shops, Nevsky prospekt is a 4km avenue stretching from the Admiralty to ploschad Aleksandra Nevskogo. A stroll along the west end of Nevsky prospect, from the Admiralty to Moscow station, is one reason for visiting the city. Don't miss the polluted colonnaded Kazan Cathedral, the Gostiny Dvor department store, the park with the huge statue of Catherine the Great on ploschad Ostrovskogo, the Anichkov bridge over the Fontanka river, and the splendid Beloselsky-Belozersky palace.
2. Vast Dvortsovaya ploschad is flanked from the river side by the green, white, and gold Winter Palace, a former residence of Tsars and now occupied by on...Read More