The largest and most famous island of St. Petersburg has retained a unique layout and remarkable architecture of Peter's time

Vasilievsky Island is the largest on the Neva. Peter I, after looking at the idea in Amsterdam, wanted to cut the island with a multitude of canals. But he could not bring the idea to life. Influential people did not allow the island to be shredded, this option was unprofitable. Despite the decrees of the tsar, the people did not migrate to the Vasilievsky Island. The channels fell asleep. This is the only place in the world where each street has two names.

The abundance of architectural monuments, houses of famous historical figures, museums and the amazing panoramic view of the city that opens from the embankment, make a walk along Vasilievsky Island unforgettable and amazing. The locals affectionately and lovingly call the island Vaska.


This tourist route includes major places of Soviet and Russian movie industry. 

2 h
  • Address: Saint Petersburg, Universitetskaya naberezhnaya, 7
  • Working time: Round table
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