Central St Petersburg’s loveliest and oldest park, the Summer Garden can be entered either at the northern Neva or southern Moyka end....
Museum of the Defence & Blockade of Leningrad
The grim but engrossing displays here contain donations from survivors, propaganda posters from the blockade period and many photos...
Named after the Roman god of war and once the scene of 19th-century military parades, the grassy Mars Field is a popular spot for...
Enjoying perhaps the friendliest and most laid-back atmosphere of any restaurant in St Petersburg, this vegetarian charmer wins on all...
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Summer Palace information
St Petersburg’s first palace is the modest, two-storey Summer Palace in the summer garden’s northeast corner. Built for Peter from 1710 to 1714, it is pretty well intact with little reliefs around the walls depicting Russian naval victories. Inside it’s stocked with early-18th-century furnishings of limited appeal.