Main parks and gardens of Moscow

Main parks and gardens of Moscow (10 objects in alphabetical order)

Alexander Gardens is a park in the Tverskoy district of Moscow, located along the western Kremlin wall, stretching from Red Square to the Kremlin embankment. It was founded in 1812. The park with an area of 10 hectares consists of three parts: the Upper, Middle and Lower gardens.

Bauman Garden is a Moscow garden and recreation park complex in the Basmanny district, located between Old Basmannaya and Novaya Basmannaya streets. It was opened in 1920 as a result of the merger of the garden of the Golitsyn estate with the surrounding household plots. Named after the revolutionary Bolshevik Nikolai Bauman.

Catherine Park is a recreational park in Moscow. Until the 15th century, there was a chain of ponds in the park in the bed of the Naprudnaya River (other names are Samoteka and Sinichka), which flowed into the Neglinnaya downstream in Samotechnaya Square. The development of the territory along the Naprudnaya began in the 16th century.

Gorky Park is a Moscow park of culture and recreation, a metropolitan recreational area, one of the largest and most popular in the city. It includes Neskuchny Garden, Sparrow Hills and Muzeon. The total area of the park is 219.7 hectares.

Hermitage Garden (New Hermitage, Shchukinsky) is the center of summer touring and pop life in Moscow, a monument of gardening art, one of the first Moscow pleasure gardens, and a popular place for cultural recreation. Located in the center of Moscow in the Tverskoy district on Karetny Ryad Street, 3.

Kolomenskoye park is a palace village, a former royal residence (since 1640), located south of the center of Moscow. Since 1923, a museum reserve of Russian wooden architecture has been created on the estate. Kolomenskoye is part of the Moscow State United Art Historical, Architectural and Natural Landscape Museum-Reserve (MGOMZ).

Muzeon Art Park is an open-air sculpture museum in Moscow, the largest in Russia. There are 656 works installed in the park. The Museon collection includes monuments to leaders from the 1930s-50s, monuments from the era of socialist realism and busts of the Heroes of Socialist Labor, as well as works by avant-garde sculptors.

Sparrow Hills – the name of the park area in the south-west of Moscow, which is a high right bank in the bend of the Moskva River (a steep cliff of the Teplostan Upland, washed away by the river), covered with a forest park. Located opposite the Luzhniki Stadium, they are considered one of the “seven hills of Moscow”. They stretch from the mouth of the Setun River to the Andreevsky Bridge of the Small Ring of the Moscow Railways. In the east they border on the Neskuchny Garden and Gorky park. They rise above the Moscow River up to 80 meters.

Tsaritsyno is a palace and park ensemble in the south of Moscow. It was founded by the order of Empress Catherine II in 1776. Now it is administered by the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, founded in 1984. This is the historically established, most famous and well-maintained part of the specially protected natural area (SPNA) “Tsaritsyno,” located between the Moscow districts of Tsaritsyno, Biryulyovo East, Orekhovo-Borisovo South and Orekhovo-Borisovo North.

VDNKh park is an exhibition complex in the Ostankinsky district of the North-Eastern administrative district of Moscow, the largest exhibition complex in the city. It is included in the 50 largest exhibition centers in the world. Every year, VDNKh is visited by 30 million guests. On August 1, 2019, the exhibition celebrated its 80th anniversary.

Zaryadye park is an object in the historical district of Moscow of the same name, created on the site of the Rossiya Hotel, demolished in 2006. It is located on an area of 13 hectares between Red Square, Kitaygorodsky Proyezd, Varvarka Street and Moskvoretskaya Embankment (Moscow river).

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