Manor Beauties of the Leningrad Region – Day 2: Famous estates of the Leningrad region

Today we are finishing our short journey through the Leningrad region. We are planning to visit several historical estates as well as picturesque park ensembles. We will start in a small town Tosno, and after that we will return to St. Petersburg through Gatchina.
Manor Beauties of the Leningrad Region

Trip duration: 2 days

Alexandr Kosar

Skoda Octavia

Bistro Pollo


We decided to start the day in a not the most refined, but still pleasant cafe called Bistro Pollo. Here you can quickly and deliciously prepare the usual dishes and snacks, eat pizza, sausages with cheese and salads.

Усадьба Марьино

Historic Sites

Between the villages of Andrianovo and Tarasovo there is an incredibly interesting and beautiful historical site - Maryino Estate. It has a rich and very interesting history, and its buildings fascinate with their elegant appearance, as well as tourists are invited to take a horse riding tour throughout the territory. Entrance is paid, but a visit is worth it.

Музей-усадьба «Рождествено»

History Museums

Next stop for us is another famous manor house - Christmas. Here visitors are invited to learn more about the life of the Russian nobility, as well as the biography of Russian writer Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, who became the last private owner of this cozy nest.

Cafe Oredezh

Cafés, Pizza Places, Sushi Restaurants

After a long excursion we wanted to eat, so on the way back to St. Petersburg we decided to make a small stop in a cozy cafe Oredezh. The menu consists mainly of Italian as well as Japanese cuisine, a large choice of sushi, rolls, pizza and light zkauskas.

Palace Park (Дворцовый парк)


One of the most significant places of rest in the Leningrad region can safely be called the Palace Park. Its picturesque landscape is a real work of art, there are many different art objects in the whole territory, in its waters stretches a whole pleiad of islands connected to each other by small bridges, also in summer you can order a walk on the lake.

Приоратский парк


Another great place to go for a walk in Gatchina is the Priory Park. The central attraction here is the palace of the same name, which in many respects is called a world architectural masterpiece. Perhaps its main feature is the choice of construction material: its walls are entirely made of earth, and this has not affected its appearance in the slightest.


Scandinavian Restaurants

We had dinner at "Nordic" restaurant. The menu includes Scandinavian cuisine, many dishes of fish, seafood, and quite exotic combinations, such as ice cream with white mushrooms or cornflowers.