Between the Bolshaya Neva and the river’s other main arm, the Malaya (Little) Neva, is Vasilyevsky Island.
The Malaya Neva and the river’s extreme right (north) distributary, the Bolshaya Nevka, enclose a group of islands known as the Petrograd Side, while east of the Bolshaya Nevka and north of the Neva proper lies the Vyborg Side. Petersburg’s historical and cultural heritage is concentrated on the Admiralty Side. This, the nucleus of Peter’s original city, was reconstructed in 1806–23 by Andreyan D.
Its elegant spire, topped by a weather vane in the form of a ship, is one of the principal landmarks of the city. Construction of it began in 1754 and was completed in 1762.
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They are separated by an arch looking across to the centre of the square, where stands the equestrian statue of Peter, known as the Bronze Horseman, created in 1782 by . From the Admiralty and its surrounding squares radiate three great avenues, of which the most important and best known is the Nevsky.
Near the Senate and Synod buildings to the south rises the Neoclassical front of the Horse Guards Riding School, or Manezh (1804–07); beyond, dominating the south side of St. An outstanding monument of late Neoclassical Russian architecture built by Auguste Montferrand (1818–58), is one of the largest domed buildings in the world; its golden cupola, gilded with about 220 pounds (100 kg) of pure gold, soars to 331 feet (101 metres) in height and is visible all over St. One of the world’s great thoroughfares, Nevsky Prospekt cuts southeastward across the peninsula formed by the northward loop of the Neva to the vicinity of the Alexander Nevsky Abbey, crossing the smaller Moyka and Fontanka rivers.