Nevsky Prospekt is the most famous street in Russia and main street of St. Petersberg, spanning from the Admiralty to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery .
As a major central street in the city, Nevsky Prospekt is oft the stomping grounds for many holiday, national, and other celebrations, such as Victory Day, and Day of the City, hosting events from festivals to parades.
The street is also home to many sculptures that captures both Russian heroes and historical figures including Nevsky himself, Catherine the Great, city hero of Leningrad Obelisk, Kutuzov, and one of Mikhail Barclay do Tolly, located in the Kazan area.
The main street stretches a total of 2.8 miles (4.5 km) and ranges from about 82-197 feet (25-60 m) wide. It crosses the river Sink (Мойка) Griboyedov Canal (канал Грибоедова) via the Kazansky Bridge (Зелёный мост) and also the Fontanka (Фонтанку), by the Anichkov Bridge (Фонтанку).
The street was named after the Nevsky Monastery in the late 18th-century and was described as the easiest path to the monastery, however runs into other major city landmarks too, including the Moscow Railway station, Rastrelliesque Stroganov Palace, the massive neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, Eliseyev Emporium, the Art Nouveau Bookhouse, and a plethora of 18th-century churches, making it one of the most convenient, as well as significant streets in the city.