The modest neighbor of magnificent Peterhof – Alexandria Park – is named after the first owner – Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas I. The sun, flowers, shady groves of old oaks, the “music of water” of the stream, expanses of meadows under the bottomless sky merging with the bay – all this and there
We continue to talk about the most beautiful country parks and palaces ideal for walking. One of them is Oranienbaum. In the three-century history of the Great Menshikov Palace of Oranienbaum, the heyday was repeatedly replaced by periods of oblivion and decline. Nevertheless, the palace, park and pavilions escaped catastrophic destruction, cardinal restructuring and survived
Gatchina Palace Park – one of the most beautiful and mysterious suburban parks of St. Petersburg – the official website of the park says. Seeing the monument to Emperor Paul I and visiting the palace, be sure to go down to the underground passage. And start the overview of the park from the Jordan porch.
Peterhof is a suburban imperial residence in the vicinity of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter The Great in honor of the victory in the Northern War. The unique appearance of the “Russian Versailles” was formed over three centuries – from laying the first stone in 1712 to the present day, when after the German occupation
The “neighbor” of Catherine’s Park – Aleksandrovsky – is part of the Tsarskoye Selo Palace and Park Museum-Reserve and is no less interesting for a walk. The name of the park comes from the name of its creator, Emperor Alexander I. You can get into the park through the gates located at the Alexander Palace
The park got its name from the Catherine Palace located on its territory, created by Rastrelli. This is a real example of Russian baroque. In Catherine Park, there is its own Hermitage and the Admiralty. And in one of the wings there was once a famous lyceum, the graduate of which was Alexander Pushkin. Catherine
Colonnade of St. Isaac’s Cathedral The second highest, but the most popular observation deck and visit card of St. Petersburg – it offers a magnificent panoramic view of the city, especially beautiful during the White Nights period. Must-see in any tour to the Northern Capital. From here
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