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Summer Garden and
Peter I's Summer Palace

A masterpiece of Russian landscape art, the Summer Garden was laid out on Peter Is orders at the beginning of the 18th century. It originally contained 250 sculptures by Italian masters, but only 79 have survived.

The buildings in the garden are Peter Is Summer Palace (architect D. Trezzini), the Coffee House (architect K. Rossi) and the Tea House (architect L. Charlemagne).