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Summer Garden (Saint Petersburg)

Summer Garden (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

Subway: Nevsky prospekt or Gostiny Dvor

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Summer Garden

Original Summer Garden was found almost as soon as the city itself. In 1704 Emperor Peter I reserved an area of the city for French type of garden coped after garden of Versailles. Famous founder of Saint Petersburg participated in the design of Summer Garden layout as part of greater city architectural design. Summer Garden served subsequently served as a personal summer residence of the emperor. Unfortunately the flood of 1777 destroyed much of the original layout. Catherine the Great re- constructed Summer Garden in her own English style. Her workers dug two trenches on two sides thus turning Summer Garden into an island with other two sides surrounded by rivers.

 

There over 250 statues that line three parallel alleys of the Summer Garden park. Original statues were made in 17th and 18th century. However most of current statues were replaced by their copies few years ago. Original masterpieces were moved to a museum for safekeeping. One of the more distinct features of the Summer Garden is its fine filigree iron grille that was made in 1771- 84 by Pyotr Yegorov and Yuriy Velten. It lines the outer side of the park that goes along the Neva embankment.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

 

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