The Center of is the area of main interest to the traveler, home to most attractions of the metropolis. It's bound by the Neva river and the Obvodny Canal, on a set of islands formed by numerous rivers and channels.

Notable Places in the Area

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The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is a former Russian Orthodox church in , which currently functions as a secular museum. Photo: AndreyWi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Kazan Cathedral or Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor, also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Nevsky Prospekt in . Photo: A.Savin, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The or National Drama Theatre of Russia is a theatre in , . Photo: Florstein, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The F. M. Dostoyevsky Literary Memorial Museum, located on Kuznechny Lane 5/2 in Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

, known as Petrograd in 1914-1924 and Leningrad in 1924-1991, is the second largest city of Russia, with 5 million inhabitants, and the former capital of the Russian Empire. Photo: Albabos, CC BY 3.0.

Apraksin Yard is a 14 hectares market and retail block in , , currently under a massive long-term renovation project. Photo: A.Savin, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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