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Suburbs of St.Petersburg

Visit to St.Petersburg won't be efficient and impressive without visiting country estates and summer residences of Russian Tsars. Built by blueprints of famous foreign architects and mounted by Russian craftsmen using the empire’s natural recourses – gold, marble, malachite, porphyry, lapis lazuli and amber – the outstanding imperial estates, surrounded by picturesque landscapes, nowadays are one of the most popular and visited museums in St.Petersburg area.

Gatchina

Belonging to Catherine the Great's favorite - count Grigory Orlov, this country residence was bult is a style of English Castle with picterscue English park with numerous ponds, pavillions and staircases. He also started gathering one of the greatest collection of firearms.

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Oranienbaum (Lomonosov)

Oranienbaum (translated from german as “wild orange tree”) is one of the most picturesque suburbs of St.Petersburg was founded by Alexander Menshikov, but was never used by the owner, as he fall from grace and the residence went to the state treasury.

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Pavlovsk

The summer residence, situated on the banks of Slavyanka river, of Paul I impresses the visitors with inspiring glory od the Palace and simplicity of landscapes. It is surrounded with one of the biggest and picterscue parks in Europe, covered almost 600 hectares.

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Peterhof

Laid out by Peter the Great, Peterhof is called the Northern Versailles for its 150 different fountains and cascades. The Great Palace is not the only one - on the territory of Lower and Upper Gardens you could visit a great number of pavillions, palaces and museums.

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Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) is one of the most visited and beloved by tourists and inhabitants of St.Petersburg residence of Russian Imperial Family, famous for its rich decorations, the great Amber Room and, of course, for cozy and breathtaking palace surroundings.

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Strelna

Nowadays it is a luxurious architectural complex with magnificent Konstantinovsky Palace and so called "The Consular Village". The State complex, called "The Palace of Congresses", is used as a president residence, museum and business center at the same time.

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