Covering an area lying south and west of Nevsky prospekt, Vosstaniya stretches from the Neva river and Aleksandr Nevsky monastery in the east, all the way over to the industrial docks and ship-building areas in the west of the city. But for most visitors this area is centered on Ploschad Vosstaniya (Uprising Square), about half way along Nevsky prospekt, and close to Moskovsky railway station.

Most visitors ovelook this part of the city in favour of the Historic Center, but there's plenty to see and do here, whether places on your list or places to pop into if you're just passing. The most important sites here are the Aleksandr Nevsky monastery at the end of Nevsky prospekt. This was one of only four lavras (or main monasteries) in the country at the time of the Revolution, and named after the Prince of Novgorod when he was cannonized by the Russian Orthodox Church. Nearby is the Tikhvin Cemetery which is the final resting place of some of the most important figures in Russian and global culture. Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Dostoevsky and Rimsky-Korsakov are all buried here. Talking of Dostoevsky, his apartment museum is close to the Dostoevskaya metro station and the streets in the neighborhood still retain something of the shadowy underworld he describes so memorably in many of his Petersburg-based novels. In the same street you can find one of the banyas we recommend to visit in the center, the Yamskiye. If you want to cool off afterwards, the Museum of Arctic and Antarctic is a great place to do just that! This area also hosts plenty of more contemporary attractions, such as the Neptun complex which contains the Oceanarium and Horrors of Petersburg and is great to keep the kids entertained. If it's raining, there's always the Galeriya shopping mall, the city's largest, on Ligovksy prospekt, along from Moskovsky railway station. 


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