Parks

Living monuments of St Petersburg and suburbs

St Petersburg is full of wonderful parks and gardens where you can walk all over the year. Most of them earlier served as parts of tsar residences, so they contain many historically valued details – statues, fountains, architectural masterpieces and rare plants.

Peterhof Great Palace

Peterhof is the "world's capital of fountains", a tremendous extravaganza of water and gold, marble and bronze. Concentrated on its territory of 117.5 hectares (290 acres) are several palace ensembles (the Great Palace with the Upper Garden and Great Cascade, the Lower Park with the Monplaisir, Hermitage and Marley palaces) and more than 150 fountains…

Catherine Palace twilights

Beautiful, very cozy and green, this city in the suburban district of Saint Petersburg was named after Alexander Pushkin in 1937. The poet studied there at the Lyceum of Tsarskoye Selo. Interestingly, for about two centuries this town was a summer residential area of the Russian Royal Family. At the beginning of the Northern War,…

st michael's castle st petersburg

The famous garden of St Petersburg is one of the symbols of the city, located in the place where Fontanka river flows out of Neva. It’s a monumental park founded in 1704 by the order of Peter the Great. Historical overview The tsar dreamt of his personal Versailles and the garden was initially drawn by…