Summer Garden (Letny Sad) and Summer Palace of Peter I, St. Petersburg

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Tour the rooms once occupied by Peter the Great and his wife, Catherine, at Summer Garden (Letny Sad) and Summer Palace of Peter I. The simple, Dutch-style mansion houses 14 rooms, including the tsar's study, his bedroom, and the apartments of the empress on the upper floor. The vestibules, oak stairs, and both kitchens are the only elements of the original 18th-century interior. Peruse period paintings, furniture, tapestries, glassware and china, oak panels, engravings, and painted stoves. The permanent exhibit features the clothes and other personal belongings of the royal couple. Take a walk through the summer garden to admire its numerous marble sculptures depicting allegorical, mythological, and historical figures, such as Roman emperors. Look for the earliest and one of the most notable statues in the garden--"Psyche and Cupid." To visit Summer Garden (Letny Sad) and Summer Palace of Peter I on your holiday in St. Petersburg, and find out what else St. Petersburg has to offer, use our St. Petersburg tourist route planner.
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  • Letny Sad is across the river from most of the other main tourist attractions, but it is absolutely worth a visit. When I went the weather was still fluctuating between warm and cold, but there were s...  more »
  • Despite our bad timing for the visit to a Summer garden, much was still in bloom, and we had a lovely stroll around the gardens. This is clearly a favourite pastime of the locals over the weekend, and...  more »
  • Beautiful garden to walk around when the weather is nice. Excellent for a romantic stroll. They sell fresh fruits, soft drinks and Ice cream inside the garden.There are several fountains and mazes to ...  more »

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