New Holland area in St Petersburg

Do you know that there is a place called New Holland in St. Petersburg? Now, it is not a new residential district, it’s the recreation area nowadays with an ice-rink, cafes, authentic stores, and exhibition areas. Located close to the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Mariinsky Theater, New Holland complex was built as a naval port in the  18 century, 26 warehouses were erected in the island . There are two famous structures in the island: neoclassical arch over the channel to the internal pool and the round building of the Naval Prison. The latter is now functioning as “food circle” on the ground floor and number of authentic stores on the second floor. This is a good area just to walk around and relax with your friends or family.

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