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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  • Very nice place, ideal for those who have decided to spend the day outdoors is not leaving the city. There are many architectural masterpieces and a good restaurant.
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  • 15 minutes from the Centre by Metro and you're in Paradise), Silence, trees, squirrels, birds, ducks and almost no people. After downloaded people Peter is a paradise. You can go boating, squirrels (they hand), have a picnic. In the palace complex of delicious restaurant with wifi. Favorite Park in St. Petersburg. If there are forces reach Budijskogo Datsan or amusement park.
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  • This is the place where you want to visit more often, where not go where you wish to return. We were in the summer, just grown up little squirrels from local squirrels. And feed them with your hands was the most rewarding in my life. Totally not afraid of people, if you're lucky, even you can Pat protein. And sinichka? Want to feel like a Disney version of snow white-you are welcome here! Stretch out your hand with sunflower seeds. and bird 2-3 you already in the Palm of your hand! All highly recommend!
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