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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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  • According to historical sources, it is in the Yelagin Palace was count Cagliostro. A large area of the Park on the island. There are a little Zoo and lakes-they can swim to the boat.
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  • Yelagin Island is an oasis in the heart of Peter! The biggest plus is uncluttered by commercial objects, natural island with extensive woodland, beautiful ponds and lakes. In the eastern part of the island has a Palace and Park complex, which at one time belonged to Tsarina Maria Fedorovna. It's nice that to our days came this magnificence! We advise everyone to visit the Elaginskij Palace and participate in interactive museum program with pereodevanim in 19 century costumes.
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  • If you have time for leisurely walks, go here! Beautiful park with history and relict trees.
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