A trip to this island is a must for its beautiful walks, impressive palace or the Kirov park.
Small but interesting.
Next to the Neva River, you'll find yet another island. Sometimes the city's islands are so close together you can almost jump between them. Yelagin Island is the smallest of the Kirov Islands. Before the city was founded, this island was home to a colony of fishermen. It then became a popular retreat for the ruling classes. As with most land, it was passed from hand to hand until being acquired by Ivan Yelagin in the 18th century, who began work on the palace that still stands here today. Since then, the island has been named after him, although it used to be known as Melgnov Island. In addition to the palace and the splendid walks around this island, you can also visit Kirov Park.