Nevsky prospect in St. Petersburg
Nevsky prospect in St. Petersburg – one of the earliest and most famous street in the Northern capital. Its length is 4.5 km, the maximum width is 60 m at the arcade. the lowest 25 m Sink. This is one of 3 streets-rays radiating from the Admiralty .
The history of Nevsky prospect
The need for the construction of the road occurred shortly after the founding of the city to connect the industrial center of the city – Admiralty. with the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. on whose behalf and was named the Avenue. The construction was carried out with 2 sides and just connect the two clearing failed. This explains the kink of the street near the present-day Vosstaniya Square. The construction was completed in 1720. Later, trying to straighten the road on the section from Ploschad Vosstaniya to the Alexander Nevsky monastery. began to build a New Nevsky prospect . So there was the street Trolly and Pottery. And the area after the area of the Rebellion still popularly called Old Nevsky . The road becomes stone, planted rows of birch trees on each side, installed oil, and then gas and electric lights. Intensive construction is taking place.
In the design and construction of buildings, palaces, churches, temples attended by the best masters: Mattarnovi, N. F. Gerbel, Domenico Trezzini and M. G. Zemtsov, P. Eropkin,S. I. Czekalinski, F. B. Rastrelli, A. Kvasov, Yu. M. Felten, G. Quarenghi, E. T. Sokolov, D. Ferrari, A. P. Bryullov, R. A. Zhelyazevich, and others. Built Stroganov and Anichkov palaces. Armenian. St. Peter’s and the Dutch Church, Kazan Cathedral and other famous buildings.
Hotels on Nevsky prospect
The first hotels appeared here in the 19th century. To live in the city centre has always been considered prestigious and convenient. Therefore, the most famous of them – the Grand Hotel Europe. Corinthia Nevsky Palace and Radisson SAS Royal hotel. always popular, despite their high prices. Here you can feel the history: near to the Hermitage and Palace square. The Kazan Cathedral. monument to Catherine the great. Anichkov bridge with the famous equestrian sculpture groups, the House of Books in the building company “singer”. Church of the Savior on Blood and many other attractions.
In addition to the luxury hotels there are a lot of mini-hotels, accommodation in which corresponds to high level, and the cost is much lower.
Metro on Nevsky Prospekt
Metro station Nevsky Prospekt is the Moscow-Petrograd line. The station has no lobby to the ground, the entrance is via underground passages. The station has the largest passenger flow. Connected with the station Gostiny Dvor, near the exit of the canal .
Metro station Mayakovskaya is connected to the station Ploshchad Vosstaniya. Through the tunnel you can walk to Moskovsky railway station .
Metro station Ploschad Aleksandra Nevskogo I has a transition to the same station on the right line and the output of the Square named after the national hero, the saintly Prince Alexander.
The shops on Nevsky Prospekt
In the 18th century here appeared Gostiny Dvor. Silver series (trade silver), Perinnaya line. sold the Pooh for quilts. And now it is the main shopping street of St. Petersburg. The section from the Admiralty to the Fontanka. where many architectural and historical monuments, is located and most of the shops of the Nevsky prospect – House Shopping Arcade. The house of books. shop “Chocolate Museum”, gift and other shops of various price categories. On the cornice of the well-known Eliseevsky shop, You will see the cat Elisha, who looks down on people throwing him a coin, and on the eaves of the house opposite the – cat Vasilisa.
Cinema on Nevsky Prospekt
The first cinemas appeared here in the beginning of the last century, including the first sound cinema – the Crystal Palace. Known cinemas Aurora (Large and VIP rooms), Crystal Palace (3 rooms), Colosseum (2 halls), Art (6 halls), UNION (1 room) equipped with modern equipment and are known for their great sound and image. In the cinema the Coliseum is not only the original hall, decorated under the ruins of the Roman Colosseum, but interesting and a Small hall with a bar. One part of the hall occupied by the audience rows, and the other is reserved for tables with sofas. This is the first in the cinema café.
The prospect of the most famous streets of the city can be seen from the height – from the balcony of the Museum-photo of the name of the photographer Karl Bulla (D. 54). From here you can capture the Northern capital from a height of roofs without climbing the colonnade of St. Isaac’s Cathedral .
According to N. In.Gogol “There is nothing better than Nevsky prospect, at least in St. Petersburg…”. It attracts all who love music, art, books, theater. There are many places for recreation and entertainment. And during the holidays, it is a pedestrian zone and the place of folk festivals.