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. Parks are of the most visited sights by city residents and guests.

View on the palace in Oranienbaum from the front lawn

The palace and park ensemble “Oranienbaum” is located in the city of Lomonosov, so named in Soviet times in honor of the great Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. It is located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, 40 km from St. Petersburg near…

Aleksandrovsky garden and the Admiralty in Saint Petersburg

The garden, named after the Emperor Aleksander II, was opened in 1874. In the times of Peter the Great, there was a free area - a glacis - in front of the Admiralty. Its main role was to defend the fortress. However, in reality the…

Tavrichesky garden in Saint Petersburg Russia

Tauride Garden or, as it's called in Russian "Tavrichesky Sad" is the first landscape park in Saint Petersburg. It was created in the 1780s during the reign of Catherine the Great, and was considered the most beautiful park in the Northern capital. Empress said that…

The lighthouse statue in the Park of the 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg, Russia

Welcome to the newest park of Saint Petersburg that has a spectacular range of opportunities for entertaining and relaxing time spending. The park of the 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg is a very green area that is perfect for long walks. There you can enjoy…

Summer Garden in St Petersburg Russia

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…

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…

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…

The winter view on the Spit (Strelka) of Vasilievsky island

Spit (in Russian: Strelka) of Vasilievsky island is one of the oldest sights of Saint Petersburg. It was established in the times of Peter the Great as a business, educational and governmental centre of the city. The architectural complex of the Spit is one of…

New Holland Island St Petersburg

New Holland (Russian: “Novaya Gollandiya”) is one of the most unusual landmarks of St Petersburg. It is actually an artificially created island, which appearance relates to the history of the Admiralty. The island is situated between the Moyka River, the Admiralty Canal and the Kryukov…

Marsovo Field in St Petersburg

This park complex is situated in the center of St Petersburg and is now known as a place for resting and doing sports. It’s not only beautiful and tidy, but also surrounded by a variety of popular city sights. The ensemble of the Marsovo field…