Photo tour of unobvious sights of the Leningrad region – Day 2: By Kronstadt with a camera

Today the frame shows the "sea" sights of Kronstadt and the summer houses of the resort district of St. Petersburg.
Photo tour of unobvious sights of the Leningrad region

Trip duration: 3 days

Alina Maslova

GORKI Golf Club Restaurant


What do you prefer for breakfast? Your choice: buckwheat porridge with prunes and a mix of salted nuts, a crispy Roquefort sandwich with herbs and ham, or homemade cheese cakes with lingonberry recipes from the chef. We'll eat at Kronstadt too!

Gazpromneft filling station #28

It's a great trip, isn't it? And for it to be dynamic, come to the Gazpromneft filling station, take water and a snack.

Kronstadt Naval Cathedral (Морской Никольский собор)


The most classic attraction of the port city on the island of Kotlin. It would be a shame to miss it in your lens, even though it's a little outside the scope of our travel program. St. Nicholas Sea Cathedral, built in 1913 in the image of St. Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople, was conceived as a monument to the dead sailors. Under Soviet rule, the cathedral was closed, and in 1930 the domes and crosses were dropped from it, hoisting red flags instead. In 2002, the Cathedral Bell Tower was re-installed with a cross and restoration began in 11 years.

Заброшенный док

Historic Sites

And again, the object in our soul is a construction, or rather what is left of it, once considered the embodiment of a genius of engineering thought. Before us is the project of Peter I himself, which was completed 33 years later under Elizabeth Petrovna. According to the author's idea, all the water from the dock in just one day was moved to the pool at a lower level, while in Europe, the discharge of water for the repair of ships took more than a month. Interestingly, the technical system built in the middle of the 18th century operated until 2008. At the moment, the dock is abandoned. Important: According to witnesses, you can get to the territory of the dock through the yard of the house at 5, Kommunisticheskaya St..

Деревянный маяк


Let's take a picture of an unnamed acting lighthouse, which differs from its brethren by the fact that it is made of wood. The light from the lighthouse lantern can be seen up to 30 km away.

Форт «Великий Князь Константин»

Historic Sites

The most accessible fort, but it is no less enticing. It is easy to reach by yourself or with a tour, including water. From the fort you can make excellent footage a little less convenient in terms of accessibility of the fort "Alexander I".



We will conclude our acquaintance with Kronstadt at the Old Kotlin restaurant and bar. We recommend you to pay attention to the following items in the menu: tar-tar with baked turnip, potato salad with pickled perch and shiitake mushrooms, duck breast with persimmon and cranberry sauce.


Желтая дача (дача Г.Месмахера)

Other Great Outdoors

We will stop at the "haunted house" in the style of pseudo-Gothic, built in 1870 by Maximilian Mesmaher as a gift to his brother George. In spring 2018, the facade of the building partially collapsed. At the moment the dacha is put up for auction, and its further fate is unknown.

Вилла Айнола

Historic Sites

And the last photo model for today. Once the dacha of St. Petersburg urban planner Nikolai Markovich Salko, which before the revolution of 1917 fell into the ownership of a certain Aino Grandlund, who modestly named it in his honor. During the Winter War of 1939-1940s the villa was an object passing from hand to hand with Finland and Russia. After that it housed a hotel, some time ago administrative institutions, now it seems that the building is empty.

Ресторан «Ель»

Modern European Restaurants

We will discuss the impressions at dinner in a picturesque place on the Gulf of Finland. In the center of the restaurant there is an original round fireplace, so regardless of natural phenomena, you and I will be warm and cozy outside the window. We recommend that you pay special attention to meat and fish dishes cooked in the Hosper grill.