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The man-made New Holland Island located in the very centre of St. Petersburg has long been a closed territory, where the ruined historical buildings destroyed by fire lived out their remaining days. However, a few years ago, this place began to be improved, and on August 27, 2016, the renewed New Holland cultural and entertainment centre opened its doors to visitors.


Polyustrovsky Park is a favorite place for cyclists and roller skaters. This environmentally-safe place is the water protection zone of the mineral water deposit. This young park is located in Krasnogvardeiskydistrict of the city.


The famous resort of Leningrad Oblast - Okhta Park - is situated at a distance of 10 kilometers from the Northern capital. This is a cottage village where you can spend your holidays in an active way among the picturesque pine forest at the source of the Okhta River.


Babushkin Park of Culture and Leisure (or Park of Fairy Tales) in St. Petersburg is adeciduous forest park of poplars and acacias, lindens and hazels, birches and lilacs, maples and rowan-trees. It covers an area of ​​14 hectares in Nevsky district.


Mikhailovsky Garden is one more park in the Central city district of St. Petersburg that is conveniently located between two popular attractions - the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and one of the buildings of the Russian Museum. The gorgeous Art Nouveau style fence at the entrance from the Griboedov Canal attracts the tourists strolling there to the green kingdom of the Mikhailovsky Garden.


Another park in the Central city district was founded near the Tauride Palace at the end of the 18th century by the English gardener William Gould. A small cozy park area with a pond, gazebos, benches and childrens playgrounds serves as a convenient place for recreation of the city residents.


In the first half of 2019, 11.5 million foreign guests visited the Russian capital - this is almost a third more than the same period last year. Most of the tourists are from China, Germany, France, Italy and Israel.


One more city park - small and cozy Yusupov Garden is situated in the very centre of St. Petersburg. This green area surrounds the famous Yusupov Palace and is fenced off by a high and elegant wrought fence with a majestic gate welcoming visitors during the park's opening hours.


Alexander Park is a place for a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is located in the district that is rich in sights and places of interest, so tourists can walk in the vicinity of the park, visiting the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Zoo, the Music Hall and Planetarium, the Monument to the Steregushchiy torpedo boat.


The Park of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg is one of the largest parks located in the northwestern part of the city (on the coast of the Gulf of Finland).


This is a breathtaking example of landscape gardening art created by Peter I with the large size and grandeur characterizing all his projects. Historically, this park is the very first in the city: its construction began in 1704 (a year after the city was founded).


Victory Park was founded in 1945 and is a historical monument: its territory contains a memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the war, as well as a chapel. The numerous ponds of the park are distinguished by their fancy shapes and also tell about the hard times for the country - all the pits of the ponds were formerly funnels from exploding shells.


Unlike its Parisian namesake located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the size of the Field of Mars in St. Petersburg is much more modest, but its territory landscaping is not inferior to its French counterpart. The Field of Mars park complex is a cozy green area, perfect for a relaxing break, jogging and active games in the open.


It is one of the largest parks in St. Petersburg, combining everything that you could wish for a joyful family vacation.


There are so many things to do and admire in St. Petersburg that you dont really know what to try first. Keep calm, we have prepared a selection of must-do things, so start planning your trip and enjoy it.


We have prepared a list of restaurants where a tourist should go to get acquainted with Russian classics, modern St. Petersburg cuisine and try local specialties.


All the gastronomic wealth of Russia is demonstrated in the best Moscow restaurants serving dishes of Russian cuisine. We have chosen 11 restaurants of Russian cuisine in Moscow, where you should definitely go for olivier, borsch and... vodka.


Follow our list and you will fall in love with the city.


An unusual walking route located at the height of tree crowns was launched in the VDNKh Landscape Park.


Salsa will always remain one of the most popular social dances. Find out the best locations to enjoy salsa in St. Petersburg.


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