Nevskiy Prospekt is St.Petersburg’s main thoroughfare whose name is virtually synonymous with that of the city. Nevskiy Prospekt starts from the Admiralty and ends by the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. Back in the old days it was a road leading from the Admiralty which was under construction to the Alexander Nevsky monastery, which explains the name Nevskiy Prospekt. Yet, most city residents believe that Nevskiy prospect was called after the Neva river.
Nevskiy Prospekt is 4.5 km long and has two parts – Nevskiy Prospekt itself and Old Nevskiy Prospekt. But don’t trust names in St.Petersburg - Old Nevskiy Prospekt –is younger than Nevskiy Prospekt itself. The two parts of Nevskiy Prospekt are divided by Ploschad Vosstaniya (Uprising Square). The most interesting part of Nevskiy Prospekt is Nevskiy Prospekt itself from the Uprising Square to the Admiralty. To be more precise, it’s from the Anichkov Bridge to the Admiralty where the most famous palaces, squares, monuments, theaters and stores are. Almost every building here is famous.
Nevskiy Prospekt is always bustling, loud and a feast of life. You will find there city residents who come downtown for a stroll and nonchalant tourists viewing beautiful architecture. Nevskiy Prospekt is especially crowded during the White Nights. The street is never empty in this period of summer. When the last and late tourists head for their hotels, first city residents start coming to work.