On 1-y Admiralteysky Island

Summer Gardens (Summer Palace of Peter the Great)

Summer Gardens (October 2014)

  St Petersburg's Summer Gardens are located between the Fontanka Canal and the Lebyazhya moat.  It was founded in 1704 by Peter the Great himself.  Marble statues and rare plants were especially imported for the gardens and many remain in place today.  Over the years even more statues have been added including of the fabulist Ivan Krylov in 1855.

Summer Palace of Peter the Great

  In the north-east corner of the park is a small building with was built between 1710 and 1712 by architect Domenico Trezzini to serve as the summer residence of Peter the Great.  The two-storey Dutch style house consists of 14 rooms which can be visited as a branch of the Russian Museum.

Open 10:00 to 18:00.  Closed on Tuesdays and the first Monday of the month.

Other Buildings

  In addition to the Summer Palace there are several other small buildings in the park.  This includes the Coffee House which was built in 1826 by Carlo Rossi and the Tea House which was built the following year by Ludwig Charlemagne.  Further south is a small orangerie.  

Sights of the Central Islands

Location Naberezhnaya Peki Moikoi
Metro Gostiny Dvor
Clock Summer: 10:00 - 21:00. Winter: 10:00 - 19:30, closed on Tuesdays.