Introducing Historic Heart
The heart of the city is the area between the Neva and the Fontanka rivers. It is cut in two by Nevsky pr, the city’s vast main avenue, and separated from Sennaya and Kolomna by Gorokhovaya ul. The most famous sights are packed together extraordinarily tightly here, including the Hermitage, Kazan Cathedral and the Church on the Spilled Blood. It’s a fast-paced, crowded part of the city and is its commercial as well as its tourist heart. The majority of the city’s best hotels and restaurants can be found here, and whether you stay here or not, it’s where you’ll inevitably spend much of your time in St Petersburg.