Nevsky Prospekt and the canals
Upon arriving in the city center of St. Petersburg, it’s hard to miss the famous Nevsky Prospekt and it’s legendary canals that deem it the Venice of the north.
Nevsky Prospekt is the main street in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. It takes its name from the Russian hero Saint Alexander Nevsky (1221-1263). The heart of the city runs on Nevsky Prospekt, as well as the side streets that surround it. There is every type of shopping imaginable, as well as bars, nightlife, and some of the best food you will ever eat.
You can’t go far on Nevsky Prospekt without encountering one of the 800 bridges in the city that span its 100 canals and tributaries. Want to take in more of the canals? You can take a boat ride and explore St. Petersburg from a different perspective on the water.