Let’s meet up in the city centre

Saint Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia
Est. 4.6km / 1 hr 30 mins / Map

Let’s meet up in the city centre - Cya On The Road

Here we go!What will we learn on this tour?Which ghost is being greeted with his patronymic name?Where a shell hung over people’s heads for 18 years?Which of the Rimsky-Korsakov’s melodies embarrassed the tsar the most and why did Prokofyev try to ruin that melody’s other variations? What people usually look at from a side, thinking it is a front? Where does the spirit of a gloomy architect wander about? Why is the City Council’s building covered by a grid and not just a roof? Where did Pushkin go for walks, what did he do there and where does he walk now?Which building did not become the first skyscraper in St. Petersburg, although had been built? Which building was ironically named “our quitescraper”?Why the guard, who had not protected the tsar from the seventh attempted murder, was awarded a medal?We have these and a lot more questions to answer during our 1,5 hours walk!When locals say “let’s meet up in the city centre”, they mean exactly the place you’re standing on right now: where Nevsky prospect meet Griboyedova channel. You can not find a place more central than this in St. Petersburg. However, if we go into exact calculations, the city’s geographical centre lies on the bottom of the Finnish gulf near Olgino.Created by Audioguides.ruText readed by Bill Watson.Photo Singer House in Saint Petersburg at Night by Pavlikhin is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 

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