Yelagin Island, St. Petersburg

4.8
#2 of 19 in Nature in St. Petersburg
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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  • First of all at the entrance rent a bicycle to visit the island. it helps you to enjoy being there. Cars are not allowed to enter into island so there is not messy and noisy, you can relax there.  more »
  • One of my favorite places in St. Petersburg-it is Elagin Island, it is beautiful at any time of the year! It is a whole forest in the city, only well maintained. In summer-scrupulously trimmed lawns and lawns, cleaned paths, in the autumn they inevitably covered with a chic layer of colorful fallen leaves, winter-snow, and spring in the park planted (probably) millions of flowers! It is worth mentioning the well-tamed squirrels and different birds that are not averse to treat your hand. Also in the park a lot of entertainment, but I go there just for nature, so I will not tell about them, because in the metropolis Green islets left, but unfortunately, not so much, and entertainment institutions of different profile at times more.
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  • Don't miss it. just rent a bicycle 😆
  • Park for family outing. Just for walk and jogging, skating, cycling. Fresh air, nature
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