A walk on Nevsky

The first walk in St. Petersburg usually starts from Nevsky Prospekt towards the Neva river, first crossing the Fontanka river and then the canal. Here in the immediate vicinity there are two of the greatest temple.

On the left - Kazan Cathedral, spread the two wings of stone columns along a small square. People go to a working temple to worship the icon of Kazan mother of God and the tomb of field Marshal Kutuzov.

On the right, set back from Nevsky prospect going into the Griboyedov canal, stands the Savior on blood, Church of the ascension of the Lord. Elegant Cathedral with colorful cupolas domes open as a Museum. Inside the temple is a part of the pavement, where he was mortally wounded Tsar liberator Alexander II, in whose honor erected this temple-monument.

The ensemble of Palace square

Across the river Moika you can go to the heart of the city – Palace square. It is surrounded on one side by the building of the General staff, with other colorful decorations of the Winter Palace, in the center stands the Alexander column. The highest column in the world erected in honor of the victory over Napoleon in the Patriotic war of 1812.

To visit the Hermitage, treasures of world history and art, should take at least one day. The Museum is housed in seven buildings, passing from one to another.

Vasilievsky island

The front facade of the Winter Palace overlooks the Neva embankment. Palace bridge leads residents and tourists on the arrow of Vasilyevsky island. Here in front of the Exchange, similar to a Greek temple, lies the beautiful ensemble with the Rostral columns. These 32-meters of the tower beacons decorated according to ancient custom the nasal parts of ships.

The Cradle Of St. Petersburg

If you collapse in front of the Palace bridge to the right, then walk to Trinity bridge. Go for it - the updated Summer garden, celebrated in poems bars. At the Troitsky bridge, you can go to the Peter and Paul fortress, place where the city, where you can find museums, Naryshkino Bastion shoots a gun, and in the Cathedral are buried Russian emperors.

The bronze horseman

To the left of the Palace bridge, you can see the Admiralty building. His thin gilded spire is crowned with a sailboat, which became a symbol of St. Petersburg. Further upstream of the Neva river, Decembrists square, the former Senate square, where stands the monument to Peter I, celebrated in the poem of A. S. Pushkin "the bronze horseman".

Behind the statue of the king - mass of St. Isaac's Cathedral. Built as the main Cathedral, it seats up to 14 thousand people, and the colonnade offers a beautiful panorama of the historical center of St. Petersburg.