Great Gostiny Dvor is a vast department store on Nevsky Avenue in St Petersburg.
Architect Jean-Baptiste Vallin de la Mothe (1729–1800).
It is under the protection of UNESCO. Located in the historical center of St. Petersburg, it occupies a quarter between Nevsky Prospekt (house number 35), Sadovaya Street, Lomonosov Street and Perinnaya Line. The lobby of the Gostiny Dvor metro station opens into the building.
The building of the Great Gostiny Dvor has four street facades of different lengths. Listed clockwise:
Sadovaya street – the longest facade
Chernyshev Lane (now Lomonosov Street) – the shortest facade
Perinnaya street (together with Dumskaya street were considered two separate streets) – the second longest facade
Nevsky Prospekt – the third longest facade
The trading premises of the Gostiny Dvor are 13,000 m², while the area of the entire complex of buildings of the department store is 78,000 m².
Today, the products of more than 3,000 companies, 170 thousand varieties and about two million units of various goods are presented here. Every day, 300,000 shoppers make purchases in this largest shopping center in the North-West of Russia and Scandinavia.
Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm, High Fashion Gallery (Nevskaya Line, 2nd floor) — from 11 am to 10 pm.