The Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna is a part of the State Palace of Congresses complex. Today it is a delightful palace and park ensemble on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, restored and updated in the 19th century. Many people know that the Palace of Congresses is the current residence of the Russian Federation President and that important meetings, negotiations, and forums take place there.
Vizit to the Konstantinovksy Palace and the surrounding parks is an opportunity to touch not only the history of the Russian state of the 17th-19th centuries, but also to see the modern history that is being made today in these halls.
Sometimes the beauty of the neighboring Peterhof captivates tourists so much that they fail to pay attention to Strelna, but what an unforgivable mistake it is! Firstly, the palace and park ensembles of these two suburbs are completely different, they have different history and fate. And secondly, few people know that initially Peter the Great began construction of the imperial residence with a water park, fountains, and cascades in Strelna which was supposed to become the New Versailles.