Aleksandria Historical Park

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Aleksandria Historical Park

Aleksandria Historical Park
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
Great Park
Jun 2019 • Couples
As many things in Peterhof, the park may not be an attraction on its own right. Park is very nice. It is one of nice places in Peterhof, however, I would not necessarily visit it unless you like walking around. There are other things to do in Peterhof.
Written July 20, 2019
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Busy_Bee_0804
Polokwane, South Africa184 contributions
Peterhof Cottage
Jul 2017 • Family
The Peterhof Cottage is a hidden gem inside the gardens and well worth a visit. A huge amount of original items displayed as used by the family in their summer cottage; from a fully laid dining room table to personal items such as photos and stationary. Very strict security, no photos and you have to wear booties over your shoes as to not damage the wooden floors.
Written July 26, 2017
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GrandDaddyDom
Tucson, AZ80 contributions
TAKE THE TRAIN
May 2017 • Couples
At Peterhof you can also explore the 284-acre Alexandria Park adjacent to the Lower Gardens. The park, named for Empress Alexandria was used as a summer residence by the Romanovs.

The park has several historic buildings and some lovely views. There are no fountains, statues or formal garden plantings. However, on a sunny day the ride through the park was enjoyable seeing the sun shinning through the trees.

The tram is the way to see the park in under one hour. The price is 350 RU per person and the recorded tour guide is only in Russian. Make certain you take the tram with the cars being open on the sides. I observed one tram that had glass "windows" that didn't open. This would result in difficulty during photo ops along the route. I think glare also might be a major problem.

You board the tram near the Roman Fountains and the Chessboard Hill Cascade in the Lower Park. The tram follows a dirt walkway/trail that meanders through the Alexandria Park. There are many photo ops during the trip which include the Gothic Chapel on the grounds of the Cottage palace that was the Romanov family private church, the Cottage Palace that was built for Empress Alexandra as a simple private villa, The ruined bridge, the Gothic Well, the Farmer's Palace that started out as a simple structure that was expanded to become a large family villa for Alexander II, and the Palace Telegraph Station that connected Peterhof with Kronshtadt and the Winter Palace.

I highly recommend the ride through the park after you have explored the Lower Gardens by foot.
Written June 1, 2017
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Laxiaozi08200912
Beijing, China1,277 contributions
A great park to visit whiling taking a promenade: Oct 2012
Apr 2016 • Solo
Very nice historical park under the theme of Tsarina Sasha) In the middle of the park there's a hero's torch that never extinguishes the fire, at any case, it was very nice to see the surrounding houses, that they are very calm in the park
Written March 19, 2017
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Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia2,720 contributions
Beautiful Park in Peterhof
Mar 2016 • Couples
As a part of Peterhof complex of palaces, cottages, fountains, alleys,ponds, chapels, some churches, statues and parks, this Aleksandria Historical Park stands out with its refined landscaped surface. It is located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland to the east of the Lower Park. The Aleksandria Park with its small palaces and cottages was designed as an Imperial summer residence for the Romanov family.
Here we loved a lot, to take some long strolls along the numerous alleys and paths, between the rows of trees, mostly deciduous.
A great variety of trees and bushes were brought from other Botanical Gardens in Russia and Europe as well.
There are the shadowy groves and sunlit glades, hills and smooth ponds, the ruins of old structures, small bridges,summerhouses and benches, that all make some picture of really magnificent park recalling on the age of Romanticism.
Not to miss when in Peterhof.
Written February 5, 2017
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KhalidNavigator
Mumbai, India1,264 contributions
Good but can be tiring
May 2016 • Couples
There is lots to see and learn of the things from past. It does involve long walks and can be tiring.
Written January 2, 2017
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alisdair t
Workington, UK5,554 contributions
some lovely exhibits here
Jun 2016 • Couples
After viewing the fountains, the main attraction, we wandered around the lower gardens for a good half hour, seeing and learning about the trick fountains, and other water features located in the gardens
Written July 6, 2016
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Julia S
Hertford, NC71 contributions
Okay but not great
Sep 2015
Having arranged a tour of the Peterhof Fountains, we learned that it included a tour of the Aleksandria Park. It was pretty but not something we would have purposely chose to do. Our tour started early from the cruise ship pier. Took about an hour or so to get to Peterhof, but then learned that the fountains aren't active until 11am so the tour included a 'walk in the park' to see a few buildings and a ride on a 'train' to the fountains. While okay (and the weather was lovely), it was not what I wanted to be doing with my precious time in St. Petersburg. Can't imagine what it would be like if it were raining...ugh.
Written September 13, 2015
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JanuariusZick
Vienna, Austria310 contributions
spend some hours here!
Jul 2015 • Solo
the lower half of it was under massive reconstruction this summer. but there is still enough to visit and to look at in the upper part of the park. several palaces and pavillons, the gothic church, several bridges and monuments. all in good shape.
it's nice that the russian state takes that much care of its historical value.

in the lower part they gonna start reconstructing the lower dacha (e.g. the last heir to the throne was born there) as well.

worth visiting!
Written September 11, 2015
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lgpanther
Oshawa, Canada333 contributions
Wonderful displays and beautiful fountains
Jun 2015 • Couples
The gardens are amazing, all run on natural water and flow. The walking paths are kept perfect. And the start up of the main fountain at 11:00 is very nice. Must check out all the trickster fountains and the main path one at 3:00. Great for walking or just relaxing. But the upper terrace gets very packed.
Written July 30, 2015
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