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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. To visit Yelagin Island on your holiday in St. Petersburg, and find out what else St. Petersburg has to offer, use our St. Petersburg trip generator.
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  • Very good and romantic walk here at any time of the year. Entrance-100 rubles, if you have a benefits-don't forget to bring your documents.
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  • Beautiful view to the Yelagin Palace and Pancake Meadow by the stone island. And, by the way, an ideal place for kissing)
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  • Yelagin Island is quite large and varied in terms of locations and occupations. It is very beautiful, there are many different places for rest, everywhere running around is almost tame squirrels. To unwind, this is the ideal place!
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