07 November 2013

St. Petersburg is famous for being the most “western” city in Russia when it comes to architecture, culture and mentality. Therefore, it should be no surprise that the city offers just as many shopping options as the other capitals of Europe. The most popular of the city’s shopping options is known as Galeria, (Галерея).  This massive center is the largest and one of the newest in the city and offers endless possibilities, even outside of just shopping.

Located a stone’s throw away from Moskovsky station, (Московский вокзал) on Ligovsky Prospekt (Лиговский проспект), the shopping center fits in nicely with the surrounding neighborhood and is brightly illuminated at night. Upon entering one of the building’s many vestibules, shoppers will see 200,000 square meters of store fronts, occupied by 290 different businesses on 5 floors. From high class, to thrifty, there are stores in nearly everyone’s price range.

If shopping isn’t really your thing, then there are also numerous food and entertainment options at Galeria. On the upper floors, there is a 1000 seat food court offering many fast-food options. On the same floor, there is a 27 lane bowling alley and even an Imax 3D movie theater. For those of you younger at heart, the top floor houses an entire children’s play area.

These are just some of the features of this immense shopping complex. To find out the rest, you will just have to pay it a visit for yourself!

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