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Summer Garden (Letny Sad) and Summer Palace of Peter I

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Address: Kutuzova Emb., 2, St. Petersburg 191187, Russia
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The modest palace is set amid the lovely Summer Gardens, where Peter the...

The modest palace is set amid the lovely Summer Gardens, where Peter the Great held "assemblies" attended by aristocrats eager to maintain their social standing.

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One of the most romantic and evocative places in St Petersburg

This park is located on the island between the Fontanka River, Moika River, the Swan Canal and Kutuzov Embankment. Here, in the northern tip of the island, beside the Fontanka... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This park is located on the island between the Fontanka River, Moika River, the Swan Canal and Kutuzov Embankment. Here, in the northern tip of the island, beside the Fontanka River, is situated Summer Palace of Peter the Great. We liked this Summer Park a lot and made in it some beautiful promenades. It is not big as the Peterhof... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

i like this park much, its very beautiful, very historical, and very calming. there are some scluptures its very easy to reach the park.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

If you have a clear day while in St. Petersburg, take the boat out to the Peterhof Palace & Garden, but be prepared to stand in line and spend lots of money. Each building and part of the gardens are a separate fee, so prioritize. Also, the food options are limited, so bring snacks or a picnic lunch if you... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This pretty garden includes various fountains, trails, statues and a small lake. It includes even a small and pleasant coffee house. Sit, eat and drink there and enjoy im peace everything. The fence is famous but I liked more the relatively small garden size walking along among fountains. It is easy reachable as being close to the city center, not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I was there on a sunny day in September. It is beautiful and peaceful place. It is the enjoyable place where Russian aristocracy, including imperators, used to stroll and appreciate the beauty of this garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We first went by this site on our boat tour and then were taken here by our guide. There is a modest palace near the center of the park and formal European style gardens throughout. There is a high tree canopy over much of the park making it cool and shaded. This is a great attraction walkably close to downtown... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

What a delightful surprise to discover this garden on our way to somewhere else. It is beautifully designed and exquisitely maintained. You might be walking through an 18th century painting by the great Hubert Robert. Prettiest garden I have seen in Europe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

As we glided by on our boat cruise, we were surprised to learn that this was St Petersburg’s first palace. It is just a modest, two story building - not pretentious at all. It was built for Peter the Great from 1710 to 1714. The Summer Palace sits in the summer garden’s northeast corner. The Summer Palace has hardly been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Even if the weather isnt great, you should visit. At first, it looks that you need a ticket, but it is free of charge. It is a peaceful place in the middle of the city centre, which is pretty amazing when you need a break from crowds. There is a lot to do, there are green tunnels, fountains and high... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

At first when I got there I was a bit dissapointed because I couldn't understand what the fuss was about. But then I discovered all the fountains that are located on the Neva river side of the park.

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