Updated: Jul 27, 2021
Gostiny Dvor is the old Russian term for a shopping center or indoor market. Those markets were trendy in the 19th-century Russian cities. The Gostiny Dvor in St. Petersburg is one of the first shopping centers in the world, Constructed in the 18th century. Lately, it was reconstructed, and now it serves as a modern shopping mall, where you can buy almost anything: toys, games, chocolates, bags, purses, shoes, jewelry, alcohol, flowers, clothes, and coats. The shopping center has two floors, and while you are shopping, you can enjoy several restaurants and cafes. The metro station under the Gostiny Dvor is bearing its name.