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." Put Summer Garden (Letny Sad) and Summer Palace of Peter I and other St. Petersburg attractions into our St. Petersburg road trip planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Travelling out of St. Petersburg was worth. Giant Golden Palace from the outside and the inside, filled with furniture and objects and you can feel how they lived there the Russian tsars, the halls and the rooms have been preserved and restored and very good view, should arrive in the summer and visit the amazing grounds were covered with snow.
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  • The summer garden and the Palace of Peter the great. Good place for family holiday. Peter lived in this Palace every summer. In the year 1934 was opened in the Palace household historical Museum.
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  • 2-floor "summer" home for Peter I (he lived on the bottom floor ) and Catherine (she lived upstairs). His aim was for this to look like Venice. You be the judge (we've been to Venice and, in our opini...  more »
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  • The Summer Palace of Peter the Great was built between 1710–1714 in the northeast corner of the Summer Garden that sat on an island formed by the Fontanka river, Moyka river, the Swan Canal (also known as Winter Canal) and has the railings of its northern perimeter running along the left bank of the Neva river across from the Cabin of Peter the Great and Peter and Paul Fortress and was the first palace built in Saint Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia. When the Summer Palace was completed in 1714, it became the residence of Peter the Great and his second wife Catherine I of Russia and many of their 12 children—with Peter occupying the first floor and Catherine, along with the children, occupying the second one, until Peter’s death in 1725
  • Peter entered the partially decorated Palace in the year 1712 and lived there every summer until his death (1725). He occupied the ground floor and second floor were intended for Catherine. After Peter's death until the mid-19th century, the Palace was used as a summer residence for dignitaries and courtiers: a. Gorchakov (1815), d. i. Lobanov-Rostovsky (1816), m. a. Miloradovich (1822), e. f. Kankrin (1830), f. p. Vronchenko (1840). Dignitaries lived here during the cold season; they provided only the second floor. Under Alexander I in spring and summer in the Royal residence became public; in the year 1840 was drafted detailed inventory of "historical dostopamjatnostej", some of them have been restored. In the year 1934 was opened in the Palace household historical Museum. During the great patriotic war, the building suffered: were torn frames, crumbling plaster on the ceilings of the rooms and on the façade, the roof was damaged by shrapnel of shells. Restoration of the Palace began in the year 1946. In 1947 the Museum was again opened to the public. In 1950-1960-ies full restoration was undertaken to restore the original appearance of the Palace, including the floors were replaced, modified heating system restored by sculpting, drawing, lampshades returned upholstery fabric. The summer palace was built in the style of Petrine Baroque on draft Domenico Trezzini in 1710-1714. This is one of the oldest buildings in the city. A two-storey Palace quite modest and consists of only fourteen rooms and two kitchens. The residence was intended to be used only in a warm season is from May to October, so it quite thin walls and Windows is a single frame. Interior was created by artists a. Zakharov, Zavarzinym and f. Matveev. The façade of the Palace is decorated with 29-th bas-reliefs, which an allegorical form depicted the events of the great northern war. Bas-reliefs executed by the German architect and sculptor Andreas Shljuterom.
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  • One of the many business cards of the city. Quite modestly for emperors housing, but exquisitely and idea and realization.
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  • A small Palace on the banks of Fontanky in the summer Kit
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