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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  • Walked 3 times, always muddy tracks (fall and winter). Good idea with Donuts and hot soup!
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  • A great place for families or couples, but even alone, here you can find complete peace. Silence from the auto highways, squirrels, birds, ducks, swans and geese. All this pleasure trips on the island!
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  • Here loved walking my mom. Ride on roller's daughter and granddaughter. We wander there with my wife and summer (sometimes go boating) and Golden Autumn (if it happens), and winter. You can go to a museum or in a coffee shop, or just to look at tulips or on water. Only better-when people have less ...
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  • Park for family outing. Just for walk and jogging, skating, cycling. Fresh air, nature
  • This is a very good place for relaxing and walking. Entrance fee on weekends and cannot be on the bike. Good roller skate or anything) on the boats. All time pass any event. Have food and a little fun. Squirrels take food from hands
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  • Beautiful. Always here we meet spring. Shrove Tuesday. Sail boat.
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  • Best Park for jogging in the morning. And ParkRan here goes every Saturday.
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  • The estate of Dowager Empress Maria fiodorovna, nowadays Adventureland. The Palace is closed for restoration, so visitors are few. Mainly moms with children, athletes on the run. I am not an expert in architecture, so I will not dwell on the details of the building. compared to other Palace ansabljami all but not less beautiful. In a separate case a variety of creative workshops for children and adults.
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