A long yellow facade decorated with columns in the middle of the Nevskyi Avenue has become one of my easiest places to meet up with friends. Gostiny Dvor is an old market, created in the 18th century, and is also an exit for the metro, which makes it a central point to begin discovering the city center. That’s why my friends and I usually meet here, especially when we have no idea where we should go—it’s pretty easy to go everywhere from here.
During winter, its long corridors are full of clothes stores, souvenirs and others places that are perfect for helping you stay warm. I like spending some time especially between the couple of photo stores, among old cameras, lenses and other accessories.
In summer, the second floor is a perfect place to try some pics over Nevsky avenue or just let the time pass like the trams do on Sadovaya Street, or with the view of the red Duma tower. Recently, on the second floor, where the narrow corridors are decorated with photos showing the history of the market, a concert hall opened its doors, with presentations every weekend (so far).
History, music, shopping or just wandering in the same place.