Yelagin Island, St. Petersburg

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#2 of 14 in Nature in St. Petersburg
Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • There are signs everywhere that this park is not well looked after. Also, we did not see any pets. Odd! 
    There are signs everywhere that this park is not well looked after. Also, we did not see any pets. Odd!  more »
  • Restful parkland and palaces only a short distance away from the hubbub of central St Petersburg. Accessible on Metro line 5 (purple). 
    Restful parkland and palaces only a short distance away from the hubbub of central St Petersburg. Accessible on Metro line 5 (purple).  more »
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  • It is an ideal area to spend a nice day alone with your friends or family, with its clean air and beautiful nature, it is very suitable for picnics, walking, sports. entrance is free on weekdays and paid on weekends. There are many cafes and restaurants. You can rent scooter also from there. Don't forget to bring nuts to feed the squirrels.🐿💙
  • 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.

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