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“Bustling fun street”
Review of Nevsky Prospekt

Nevsky Prospekt
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Private 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour of St Petersburg...
Ranked #70 of 1,863 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This famous Russian street that cuts through the center of St. Petersburg is a hub for shopping, nightlife and entertainment, and is lined with historic and picturesque buildings and churches.
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Many bars, restaurants, coffee shops and stores lining both sides if the street. Great people watching. It's a busy road so sitting outside less appealing. For us it was the landmark for finding our way home.

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

You really have to take a long stroll down each side of this street to get a good feel for everything
on it. Another reviewer cited it as the worse for organized thieves and I think this (no disrespect to previous reviewer) was a little harsh given all of the guides we read before hand warns us of this potential hazard (complete with common scam "lines") and how to avoid them. Bottom line--in any large city, if you look like a tourist with cameras swinging around your neck and souvenir T-shirts on, you'll be a target. Our cell phones take perfectly good, if not better photos for high risk areas and are nicely concealed and that's how we dealt with touring this area. That, and no purses or rear wallets. We had no issues, nor witnessed any.

So, once you are safely prepared, enjoy the stroll and view the bridges and shops and courtyards and churches, and little markets. We found some cool indoor shopping malls (affordable ones), Elisseeff's Shop (not to be missed--a delightful cafe/bakery) and the Singer Building to be worth finding. Also there were some very good Russian self serve cafeteria style dining halls we found that we ate at where you pay per item you put on your tray, but our loaded trays came to about 7 bucks a piece from soup to nuts (not including the beer) and it was really good and the dining room was just like a normal restaurant. Clean and safe. English was so-so but they were happy to serve if you pointed to stuff.

We had a wonderful day exploring the nooks and crannies of this avenue. Sometimes the most inconspicuous building front hides the most wonderful treasures on this street as we found out. Go in prepared in terms of safety and you'll love the experience!

3  Thank robin a
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Interesting walkway with lots of people watching. I witnessed many groups of people preying on tourist. Various groups of pickpockets and just plain ole gangs of people wanting to steal your personal belongings. The police are visible but seem to look the other way or worse yet condone the behavior. Of all the major international cities that I've traveled this was the worst for gangs of organized thieves. Watch your belongs!

2  Thank OnaNickle
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Strolling along Nevsky Prospect offers much to the careful observer. On The Hermitage end of the street you'll see amber carvings and copies of Faberge eggs gracing display windows. Further up the street you can visit a "Museum of Chocolate" to see birthday "jewel boxes" made of chocolate and take in the sweet scent of the small shop. Shops with fur hats and other specialty goods have some interest; and sidewalk cafe's and restaurants abound.

3  Thank culturevulture94
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

A good place to orientate yourself in St Petersburg. This wide long avenue is buzzing at all times of the day and is a most enjoyable place to walk- crossing over waterways, passing churches, museums, restaurants, coffee shops and high end clothing shops. ( I happened upon some traditional Russian dancing and music in a courtyard outside a church on a Sunday afternoon.)

And of course there are the essentials for tourists, like the 24h currency exchange kiosks. There are plenty, so do compare rates.

1  Thank u-amanda
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