In contrast to the Neva and its many rivers and canals, Fontaka has a single embankment running along its seven kilometer course. Until mid of the 18th century Fontanka served as southern boundary of the city, and after it was considered as a boundary of fine construction of St. Petersburg. Not surprisingly, there are a huge number of buildings here that are now of historical and cultural value. Moreover, you can get acquainted with them not only walking along the promenade but also on-board a tour on a boat.
The Fontanka is spanned by fifteen bridges, including 18th-century Lomonosov Bridge and extravagant Egyptian Bridge. The most famous of these, the Anichkov Bridge, carries the Nevsky Prospekt over the river.
A delicate iron-cast railing, separating the park from the public
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Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Russia and all over the world. It’s famous of many sightseeing’s and a lot of rivers and channels. Fontanka is a left branch of the river Neva, which goes through the whole of Central Saint Petersburg. Its total length is 6,700 meters, its total width is up to 70 meters, and its total depth is up to 3,5 meters. The Fontanka Embankment is lined with the former private residences of Russian nobility .
This river, one of more than 90 rivers and channels in Saint Petersburg, was firstly named Anonymous Creek (Bezymyanny Yerik in Russian). In Russian language, yerik is a secondary or intermittent river channel (creek or brook). The river received its present name in 1719, because water from it supplied the fountains of the
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Chapter I. The History of Fontanka Sights 4
Chapter II. Excursion along the Embankment of Fontanka 10
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