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1. Downtown St. Petersburg: Palace Square, Nevsky Avenue and environs

If the most important and central square in Moscow is Red Square, the equivalent in St. Petersburg is Palace Square, where the Hermitage Museum is located and which is the starting point of many sightseeing tours.

Palace Square connects with Nevsky Avenue, the main street in St. Petersburg, which is very popular with tourists and which has prominent buildings.

You can visit the city center on your own or through one of the many free tours offered.

In this section you will find all the information about what to see in Palace Square or along the city’s most famous streets, such as Nevsky Avenue. You will also find information about free tours of St. Petersburg.