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The ideal place to start the walk around the city centre is Square of the Fallen Fighters (Ploshchad Pavshikh bortsov) – the central square of Volgograd which consists of 2 parts: Square of Demonstrations and public garden with common graves of the defenders of Tsaritsyn and Stalingrad. Different city events, mass festive activities, meetings, fairs and parades are held at the Square of Demonstrations. The buildings located around Square of the Fallen Fighters form an architectural and cultural ensemble: the New Experimental Theatre, the Central Post Office, the Intourist Hotel and the Volgograd Hotel form a square in the shape of a letter 'T'. There is Kilometre Zero at the square. It is a starting point of all roads in the Volgograd region. Lots of people believe that if you stand in the centre of the sign, make a wish and throw a coin over your shoulder, your wish will definitely come true. Previously the square was called Alexander Square (Aleksandrovskaya ploshchad) and was a trade square. There were merchant stores, market stalls and cook-shops around it. The square got the current name in 1920 in commemoration of the victims of the White Guard terror, whose grave is located in the square at Alley of Heroes (Alleya Geroyev). You can go in three different directions from the Square of the Fallen Fighters: ​to the left towards the New Experimental Theatre and then the Central Railway Station (route 1), to the right along Ulitsa Mira towards the Planetarium (route 2), down Alley of Heroes (Alleya Geroyev) towards the Volga River (route 3).
There is a monument to Alexander Nevsky, installed in 2006, in front of the Volgograd Hotel and the New Experimental Theatre.
Going from the Square of the Fallen Fighters (Ploshchad Pavshykh bortsov) to the right along Ulitsa Mira in the direction of the Planetarium (Planetary), you can reach the Gorky Library, enjoy quiet streets and admire old houses, have a rest in the park.
Going from the Square of the Fallen Fighters to the Volga River you can have a nice walk along the Alley of Heroes to the Central Embankment. After passing through the Square with the Eternal Flame to Lenin Prospect you can also turn right or left to walk around the Park area along Lenin Prospect.