From the beginning of the 18th century, the area around St. Petersburg was covered with imperial palaces, princely residences and sumptuous parks, which now surround the former capital with their incomparable splendour: Baroque palaces and churches of Tsarskoye Selo, where the memory of Pushkin (the city took the name of the famous writer in 1937 on the centenary of his tragic death), but also of Alexander I and Catherine II lingers; Pavlosk Palace, the elegant residence of Paul I; fountains and waterfalls of the Peterhof palaces, where the era of Peter the Great is relived; forests and Gatchina Castle; fortifications and Kronstadt Cathedral, the fire shield of St. Petersburg. So, let's go to the surroundings of St. Petersburg!

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