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"Gostiny Dvor" shopping center

Submitted by Visit Plus on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 19:50

Shopping center "Gostiny Dvor" (Гостиный Двор) is the oldest shopping center in Saint Petersburg. It is located in the heart of the city on main city street "Nevsky Prospekt".

In the shopping center are saling products of more than 3000 companies and 170 thousand species of various goods. Over 300000 customers make purchase in the shopping center every day. The total area of all stores located here is 13 thousand m². Total buildings area is 78 000 m².

In the shopping center are also available: theaters cash, currency exchange, ATMs, pharmacy, travel agency, photo prints, coffee shops and other services.

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Construction of shopping complex was begun in 1761 and was completed in 1785. Shopping center "Gostiny Dvor" for long time was the largest department store in Saint Petersburg. The building is owned by the Ministry of Culture. It is under UNESCO protection.

Shopping center occupies block between Nevsky Prospect (the house number 35), Sadovaya street, Lomonosova street and Perinnaya line. Subway station "Gostiny Dvor" lobby is situated in the shopping center building. You can see this place location on the Saint Petersburg map.

Near are located: Russian museum, "Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood", Kazan cathedral, "Summer Garden" park, "Bank bridge".

"Gostiny Dvor" (from the word guest) is a complex of buildings, providing services for the wholesale trade and accommodation of traders (usually from other regions). Guest in the old days was called newcomers including merchants who came from other regions.

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