Nevsky Never Sleeps

Source: Anton Dieter -flickr.com/toni_50

A journey in three parts

There is nothing finer than Nevsky Prospekt, not in Petersburg anyway: it is making of the city. What splendor does it lack, that fairest of our city thoroughfares? I know that not one of the poor clerks that live there would trade Nevsky Prospekt for all the blessings in the world.

This is how famous Russian writer Nikolay Gogol described this street in his short story “Nevsky Prospekt” in 1834. Nearly two centuries later this avenue is still the heart of the city, a place where the most sudden things can occur and the most unusual people meet.

Following the steps of his heroes we invite you for an interactive walk from the very beginning of the street till the very end, from 6 in the evening till 6 in the morning. Click on the buttons below to start the journey.

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