Sketches Of Elagin Island - Unusual Excursions In St. Petersburg

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Sketches Of Elagin Island - Unusual Excursions In St. Petersburg
Sketches Of Elagin Island - Unusual Excursions In St. Petersburg

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We have a whole island-park in St. Petersburg: not only a picturesque monument of landscape art, but a landmark place with an unusual destiny. I will guide you through the best corners of Elagin Island. You will get acquainted with its past owners, admire the palace and the arms of the Neva, discover the secrets of the monuments and simply get to know the Northern capital more deeply. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 1.5 hours Children Without children How it goes On foot 3900 rubles per tour Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants

What awaits you

About the island - in the portraits of its owners Islets, canals, bridges and a variety of plants make Yelagin an ideal park to walk, delighting the eye. But the island is also a place where people lived. It belonged to Pavel Yaguzhinsky, a man who rose from page to prosecutor general and whom Peter I called "the eye of the sovereign." Another famous owner - Ivan Elagin - was a Freemason: they say that the island had a "Masonic temple" and a system of underground passages. And of course, Elagin belonged to the Romanovs: to the Empress Maria Feodorovna, and then to the family of Alexander III. All these people will be discussed during the excursion - I will reveal the exciting stories that happened to them here and in St. Petersburg

"Elagin Park makes appointments for us …" How did fate manage this island? You will be transported to the times when it was a “reserve royal residence” and when it became almost a fortress with an artillery battery. Introduce aristocrats on a country walk and learn about the "plaster athletes" in the Kirov Central Park of Culture and Leisure. Along the way, you will come across monuments from different eras: the wonderful Elagin Palace, the “oil meadow” (but why is it an oil meadow?) And a one-of-a-kind palace without windows. You will also find oak trees from the time of Peter the Great and appreciate the non-standard architecture of the House with Griffins.

Organizational details

  • Walking tour. Includes a walk in the park - without visiting museums.
  • Entrance to the park is paid separately - 100 rubles.

Venue

The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.

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