Yelagin Island, St. Petersburg

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Enjoy a day of active fun on Yelagin Island. Named after a founding father of the Russian Freemasonry, the area originally served as an aristocratic retreat. Explore the walking or cycling paths, or rent a boat and set out on the canals and ponds. Dress up in 19th-century costumes and have your photo taken in the antique interior of the palace, which Alexander I commissioned for his mother, Empress Maria. Kids will like the ony rides, miniature trains, and playgrounds. During winter, the island also provides a good setting for skating, sledding, and skiing. Head to the plaza at the western tip for views of the Gulf of Finland. Put Yelagin Island into our St. Petersburg trip itinerary app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in St. Petersburg.
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  • Restful parkland and palaces only a short distance away from the hubbub of central St Petersburg. Accessible on Metro line 5 (purple).  more »
  • it is a good place to visit during a weekend or vacation trip. This is a good recreational area close to the center of the city.  more »
  • Had been wanting to visit Yelagin for a long time. We came during the week. It appeared closed. No stalls open. The one restaurant we found had a menu but nothing available except for Napoleon cake...  more »
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  • Very very nice garden. In my visit time, it was really nice. Beautiful creek, interesting ducks with their chicken and a mild wind has no other meaning else heaven garden.
  • The squirrels did it for me.
  • I love this island and its park) and I think that it does not need advertising. Thanks to those who support its beauty, to those who are happy there events all year round, to those who provide different leisure options! By the way, the photo without filters, everything was so)
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  • One of the favorite parks. The spring is just a glimpse. The Tulip Festival is a enchanting event. Balls in historical costumes. Boating and catamaran rides. To the island there are three bridges connecting it with the cross and Stone islands, as well as with the seaside district. Store comfortable shoes, so you need a whole day to enjoy its beauty.
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  • A good place to stay with the whole family.
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