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Oktyabrskaya Embankment, Russia

From series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Year: 1932. Lenght: 9 km.

Saint-Petersburg has several adorable embankments. One of the most outstanding is Oktyabrskaya Embankment, the most symbolic city's embankment. It begins from Zolnaua Street in the Nevsky district and larges for 9 kilometers forward. Along the embankment there is the major highway. For pedestrians there was made a specially closed sidewalk. The Oktyabrskaya Embankment is the largest in the city. The first part of it was built in 1932.

The embankment has such name from 1973, earlier it was called the Embankment of the right shore of Neva river. The main landmark that you will see during the walk is the Finnish Railway bridge, the historical monument of the state significance. Near the embankment there is a wonderful Holy Trinity Church. The last large reconstruction was in the middle of the 19th century. Since that time the saint monument did not change its view.

Also you will see the buildings where at the end of the 19th-century were placed the huge plants, more than that, the houses of major industrials were saved at the embankment. One of the most outstanding architectural buildings is the summerhouse of Alexander Chernov that was built in 1893. The summerhouse is situated next to the picturesque park "Sosnovka". This park is also the historical place. If you want to see all landmarks and walk along the whole embankment, you have to spend there more than one day. Next - Waterfront of Nafplion

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Best hotels near Oktyabrskaya Embankment

Gostevoi Dom

Located in 0 km from Oktyabrskaya Embankment
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Rooms: 11
All well-lit dormitory rooms come with a TV and a DVD Player. Guests can use a shared bathroom. Various cafes, bars and restaurants can be found … More: photo, rates and booking
Galakt Hotel

Located in 1 km from Oktyabrskaya Embankment
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Rooms: 75
Cafe “The cat at the samovar” is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving healthy dishes from the local cuisine. Galakt Hotel … More: photo, rates and booking
Mirabooka Studios

Located in 2 km from Oktyabrskaya Embankment
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Rooms: 3
The studios offer guests a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a kitchenette with a stove, electric kettle, microwave, and a refrigerator. Some studios … More: photo, rates and booking
Guest House na Slobodskoy

Located in 3 km from Oktyabrskaya Embankment
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Rooms: 10
The bright, air-conditioned rooms offer warm-coloured interiors and classic-style décor. Each room includes a TV, a refrigerator and a private … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Oktyabrskaya Embankment - Saint Petersburg

It is of course, impossible to visit all the iconic places of St. Petersburg in one day — unless of course, you have a time machine. Walking along the historical streets of the city, tourists will come across surprises in the form of ravishing sculptures. During your promenade along Malaya Sadovaya Street, for example, on one of the buildings, you can notice the composition with “Cat Elisha and cat Vasilisa”. The Fontanka Embankment is decorated with a beautiful bird Chizhik-Pyzhik that is perfectly observed during the boat trip. You cannot miss the famous sculpture “The Bronze Horseman”, as well as monuments dedicated to famous people such as Tsars Peter I and Nicholas I, writers like Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol and Fyodor Dostoevsky, actor Georgy Vitsin and the artist Ivan Aivazovsky. The Monument to heroic defenders of Leningrad glorifying the courage of the Russian people is also an interesting place. One more attraction of St. Petersburg is a memorial in honor of victims of Stalin’s repressions.

The square in front of Great Peterhof Palace is decorated with the stunning fountain “Samson tearing apart the lion’s mouth”. Unfortunately, the original composition was damaged during the Second World War, despite how carefully it was guarded. The same fate befell many parts of the majestic Peterhof, but all the structures that were affected by the conflict were immediately restored to the fullest possible extent. The palace was built in the year 1725 according to the project of Johann Braunstein and Jean-Baptiste Leblond and rebuilt in 1752 by order of Elizabeth, who admired the Palace of Versailles. Francesco Rastrelli was invited as an architect. The “Petrine Baroque” had been the original style of the building and it was changed to “mature baroque” after remodeling. In its halls, you can find not only the majestic apartments where noble persons lived but also the museum collection which is displayed there nowadays.
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