North of Nevsky Area Walk (Self Guided), St. Petersburg

Relish a delightful cultural escape north of Nevsky Prospekt where you will come across the Square of the Arts and the Summer Gardens, theaters, galleries and other sites of interest. The sides of the square are surrounded by former homes and school buildings that now contain important cultural institutions. They present a harmonious sight, being of similar design and form.

Visit the Mikhailovsky Palace, which today houses the Russian Museum. It was established in 1895 and is filled with art treasures. In front of the museum is a magnificent statue of Alexander Pushkin. There are many statues of the acclaimed Russian poet throughout St. Petersburg, but this is considered to be one of the finest.

Other important institutions surrounding the square include the Ethnographic Museum, the Mussorgsky Theater and the Large Concert Hall. Stare in awe at the stunning Church of the Spilled Blood, which was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded in an assassination attempt.

Amble down Malaya Sadovaya Street, the shortest street in the city. It is home to a clutch of notable buildings, such as the Radio House, the Elisseevskiy Store and the 18th-century Shuvalov Mansion.
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North of Nevsky Area Walk Map

Guide Name: North of Nevsky Area Walk
Guide Location: Russia » St. Petersburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Author: vickyc
Karavannaya Street corner with Italyanskaya Street

3) Karavannaya Street corner with Italyanskaya Street

Italyanskaya Street corner with Malaya Sadovaya Street

6) Italyanskaya Street corner with Malaya Sadovaya Street

Arts Square, Alexander Pushkin Statue

9) Arts Square, Alexander Pushkin Statue

Malaya Konyushennaya Street, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Katarina

14) Malaya Konyushennaya Street, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Katarina

Bolshaya Konyushennaya Street, Meltzer's Apartment House

15) Bolshaya Konyushennaya Street, Meltzer's Apartment House

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