Summer Garden, St. Petersburg

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Stroll among large oaks, rare flowers, fountains, and marble statues at Summer Garden. One of the few sites preserved since the time of Peter the Great, the garden was designed by the tsar and opened in 1704. Admire statues by 17th- and 18th-century Italian sculptors, which represent mythological themes, gods, and heroes of antiquity. Take a close look at the 18th-century iron fence and the circle of iron chairs made by 12 different blacksmiths. The garden also features the Summer Palace of Peter the Great, a coffee house, and a teahouse. Make Summer Garden part of your personalized St. Petersburg itinerary using our St. Petersburg tour itinerary website.
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  • Very nice and pretty. Beautiful in the fall. The water was a little brown looking. The fountain was gorgeous. Would go again. 
    Very nice and pretty. Beautiful in the fall. The water was a little brown looking. The fountain was gorgeous. Would go again.  more »
  • This is classic beauty of Saint-Petersburg historical places. It's elegant design is maintained as it was created for Peter the Great. You can walk there or take a guided tour. It's perfect for... 
    This is classic beauty of Saint-Petersburg historical places. It's elegant design is maintained as it was created for Peter the Great. You can walk there or take a guided tour. It's perfect for...  more »
  • I love parks and gardens, and this one didn’t disappoint. Lots of people, but doesn’t feel crowded. Strikingly beautiful in sunny weather, sort of melancholic under rain. Honestly, I think it was a....  more
    I love parks and gardens, and this one didn’t disappoint. Lots of people, but doesn’t feel crowded. Strikingly beautiful in sunny weather, sort of melancholic under rain. Honestly, I think it was a....  more »
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  • The Summer Garden. Founded in 1704 by order of Tsar Peter the Great, who was personally involved in planning it, was laid out according to the strict geometrical principles of regular parks. It was a place where nobility went for promenade to enjoy the original and copied marble statues of mythological characters, rare plants and beautiful alley of fountains.
  • Marvelous garden. Beautiful statues. Majestic trees. Stole a maple sapling for my garden - will steal again!
  • Classic St Petersburg feature. One of those places you can't just skip over on a trip here.
  • beautiful!! its very scenic and has many pretty fountains
  • Good place. Not amazing. But good. Can't compare this to forbidden Palace or botanical garden.

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