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Gostiny Dvor

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Address: 35, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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Built in the mid-1700s, this huge, block-long department store has evolved...

Built in the mid-1700s, this huge, block-long department store has evolved into a shopping mall over time and is considered one of the first shopping malls in the world.

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Take a walk back in time

So this is the old shopping centre and has been modernised for today's shopping needs. It has everything. We found a great vintage camera shop and souvenir shop with babushka half... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
Michelle C
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London, United Kingdom
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Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

From the outside and from the historical perspective - it is OK and even interesting. Just don't go inside. Please. Once you are in, it is almost impossible to get out. And you walk through miles of goods that are of absolutely no interest to anyone from a Western country. I have no idea why anybody would recommend this place.... More 

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Thank Ronit4
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place has over 300 years history, it is quite big,and there you can find any souvenir, from a simple fridge magnet to a sophisticated jewel. Elegant shops selling ceramics, hand painted, caviar and so on. The perfectest place to find everything under one roof.

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Thank Siyana R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

So this is the old shopping centre and has been modernised for today's shopping needs. It has everything. We found a great vintage camera shop and souvenir shop with babushka half the price of Moscow! The building is amazing. Take a walk on the top floor to step back in time!

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Thank Michelle C
Chesterland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 441 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Gostiny Dvor is one of many architectural sites in St. Petersburg in general and on Nevsky Prospect in particular. The building houses a number of stores selling mostly items of interest to tourists such as souvenirs or jewelry. This is certainly worth a walk-though, especially down the neat old arcades, but I would not consider it a strong site in... More 

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Thank ElaineAndGreg
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Our private guide took us by St. Petersburg's largest and oldest department store, Gostiny Dvor. It is one of Nevsky Prospekt's most famous landmarks, and has been at the center of trade in the city for 250 years. You might say that Empress Elizabeth created the first shopping center. She decided to build a single, central arcade that would become... More 

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Thank Maggi713
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Used to be (and still) central department store with dozens of shop. But if you are not into shopping, it is worth to come just to see the building.

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Thank Tal R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Directly above a metro station and right on Nevsky Prospekt you'll have no trouble finding this place. Filled with high-end shops, it is nothing special, until you go out onto the verandah on the first floor. At 1km in length you can get some amazing photos.

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Thank Aussieeod
Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This place is famous for being a large old shopping center of St. Petersburg. Nice to visit for those who are interested in shopping.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

As in Moscow and some other russian cities, there is one vast shopping mall, at similar design, here in Sankt Petersburg as well. You barely cross the Anichkov Bridge in Nevsky Prospekt, over the Fontanka River and You get to this enormous magasin, heading to the embankments of Neva River and Admiralty building. We were that 2002 year in summer,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

If you are strolling down the Nevsky Prospect and you need to relax (or, if you are freezing out there should you visit in the winter time) this is a very nice place to hop in, have a cup of coffee in one of the food courts and stroll down the corridors looking at the windows. The building itself has... More 

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