Krestovsky Island

St Petersburg

The biggest of the three northern islands, Krestovsky consists mostly of the vast Maritime Victory Park, dotted with sports fields; at the far western end is the massive, 68,000-seat Krestovsky Stadium, which will play a pivotal role in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

At the main entrance opposite the metro station you can rent bikes and in-line skates. Also here is Divo Ostrov, a Disney-style amusement park with exciting fairground rides that kids will adore.

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1. Maritime Victory Park

0.14 MILES

A huge leafy expanse on Krestovsky Island with ponds, walking paths and summertime food vendors.

2. Divo Ostrov


An amusement park with thrilling rides that kids of all ages will adore. Top draws include a roller coaster with 10 loops and a vertical descent that…

4. Buddhist Temple

0.79 MILES

Another in the city's collection of grand religious buildings is this beautiful functioning datsan (temple) where respectful visitors are welcome. The…

5. Yelagin Palace


The Yelagin Palace was built for his mother by Tsar Alexander I, who had architect Carlo Rossi landscape the entire island while he was at it. The palace,…

6. Peter's Tree

1.06 MILES

According to legend Kamenny Island was the site where Peter the Great planted an oak tree, which stood proudly over many years. The old oak, however, died…

7. Hermitage Storage Facility


Guided tours of the Hermitage’s state-of-the-art restoration and storage facility are highly recommended. This is not a formal exhibition as such, but the…

8. Red Banner Textile Factory

1.24 MILES

The Red Banner Textile Factory is a grand relic of Soviet constructivist architecture. Street artists have commandeered walls around the abandoned…