Suburbs of St. Petersburg
Expressiveness of architectural and artistic look of St. Petersburg is inseparable from its suburbs. The impression from visiting the cultural capital would not be complete without a visit to Peterhof, Tsarskoe Selo and other great museums. Architectural ensembles, interiors, collections of decorative and applied arts, painting and sculpture, horticulture and landscape architecture, all thisstrike imagination, and annually attract thousands of tourists from all over the world.
Despite all the glitter and splendor of St. Petersburg, the imperial family liked the peace and solitude of a country life, so in 1703, near the capital of Russian empire manor houses were built, which initiated a stately countryside residences. These majestic ensembles, to the south and south-west of St. Petersburg form palatial and park "necklace" of the city. In its creation participated A. Rinaldi, C. Cameron, VF Brenna, SI Chevakinsky, V. V. Rastrelli, Quarenghi and other eminent architects of St. Petersburg.