02Alexander Garden

Situated next to Palace Square in St. Petersburg, this beautiful garden is a fantastic place to escape the city bustle. Designed in the 19th century to honor the 200th birthday anniversary of Peter the Great, Alexander Garden was the popular hangout for St. Petersburg’s aristocracy in the 1800s. You can see a large variety of plants while strolling through this peaceful slice of nature.

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