Place Details

Place Details

Lefortovo Park

The history of Lefortovo Park began in the 18th century. Created to decorate the Lefortovo Sloboda by Peter I, it was considered the first decorative park in Russia at that time and was called Versailles on the Yauza, since the principle of its arrangement was copied from the Versailles Park. And its official the name of the park was in honor of an associate of Peter the Great - Franz Lefort. Peter I often liked to call on him, usually took 200-300 people with him, and noisy fun was arranged on the banks of the Yauza. Peter I himself dreamed that from the Golovinsky Garden - so then it was called Lefortovsky Park - to get to St. Petersburg by water.

Peter I invited Dutch architects to build the palace and park ensemble, which was reflected in the style of the park itself - many dams, canals, red brick terraces and 5 ponds. a special attraction of the park.Each of the Lefortovo ponds has a name, they are interconnected by underground channels and are located on the Sinichka River.Many ducks swim in the ponds and several graceful swans. The names of the ponds give the park an additional charm: Boot, Bathhouse, Northern, Square, Guitar, Island. On one of the ponds, a bathing station has been preserved since the times of the USSR. On a warm summer or spring day, before sunset, you can hear how fishing rods are being thrown in the air: the inhabitants of Lefortovo are fishing here. Barbecue is fried in the only cafe in the entire territory of the park. When the weather is fine, tables can be found right on the banks of the ponds. In the summer, flower beds are laid out in the park, and pots with agave and ficuses are placed on the territory.

At the moment, only a few buildings have survived in the park, in particular, the elegant grotto by the architect F. B. Rastrelli, which, with its picturesque view, attracts artists from all over cities. There is another interesting story connected with Lefortovo Park: at one time it became an imperial residence, and there was a military parade ground in front of the palace, which used to be here. Naturally, no greenery - just a bare field. In "Moscow and Muscovites" by Gilyarovsky, one can find a wonderful story that the Empress, once looking out of the window, looked at the parade ground and complained that everything was fine, but only there were no trees. Duke Biron, hearing this, gave the order to the serfs. The whole night was spent bringing centuries-old trees to the windows of the Empress, which were immediately planted on the parade ground. In the morning, the Empress was greeted by a rustling of leaves in a huge grove. And by the beginning of the 20th century, a hurricane that swept through Moscow destroyed the grove and turned it upside down.

By the beginning of the 21st century, a new misfortune befell the park: it was decided to build the Third Transport Ring route here. The builders were faced with the question: either destroy residential buildings, or go straight through Lefortovo Park. Nobody began to do the first, but the locals defended the second with their breasts. Thinking, the Moscow government laid the route in an underground tunnel. It is clearly visible on the maps of Moscow - it is indicated by a dotted line under Lefortovsky Park.

Address: Lefortovo Park, st. Krasnokazarmennaya, 3, building 1.

The history of Lefortovo Park began in the 18th century. Created to decorate the Lefortovo Sloboda by Peter I, it was considered the first decorative park in Russia at that time and was called Versailles on the Yauza, since the principle of its arrangement was copied from the Versailles Park. And its official the name of the park was in honor of an associate of Peter the Great - Franz Lefort. Peter I often liked to call on him, usually took 200-300 people with him, and noisy fun was arranged on the banks of the Yauza. Peter I himself dreamed that from the Golovinsky Garden - so then it was called Lefortovsky Park - to get to St. Petersburg by water.

Peter I invited Dutch architects to build the palace and park ensemble, which was reflected in the style of the park itself - many dams, canals, red brick terraces and 5 ponds. a special attraction of the park.Each of the Lefortovo ponds has a name, they are interconnected by underground channels and are located on the Sinichka River.Many ducks swim in the ponds and several graceful swans. The names of the ponds give the park an additional charm: Boot, Bathhouse, Northern, Square, Guitar, Island. On one of the ponds, a bathing station has been preserved since the times of the USSR. On a warm summer or spring day, before sunset, you can hear how fishing rods are being thrown in the air: the inhabitants of Lefortovo are fishing here. Barbecue is fried in the only cafe in the entire territory of the park. When the weather is fine, tables can be found right on the banks of the ponds. In the summer, flower beds are laid out in the park, and pots with agave and ficuses are placed on the territory.

At the moment, only a few buildings have survived in the park, in particular, the elegant grotto by the architect F. B. Rastrelli, which, with its picturesque view, attracts artists from all over cities. There is another interesting story connected with Lefortovo Park: at one time it became an imperial residence, and there was a military parade ground in front of the palace, which used to be here. Naturally, no greenery - just a bare field. In "Moscow and Muscovites" by Gilyarovsky, one can find a wonderful story that the Empress, once looking out of the window, looked at the parade ground and complained that everything was fine, but only there were no trees. Duke Biron, hearing this, gave the order to the serfs. The whole night was spent bringing centuries-old trees to the windows of the Empress, which were immediately planted on the parade ground. In the morning, the Empress was greeted by a rustling of leaves in a huge grove. And by the beginning of the 20th century, a hurricane that swept through Moscow destroyed the grove and turned it upside down.

By the beginning of the 21st century, a new misfortune befell the park: it was decided to build the Third Transport Ring route here. The builders were faced with the question: either destroy residential buildings, or go straight through Lefortovo Park. Nobody began to do the first, but the locals defended the second with their breasts. Thinking, the Moscow government laid the route in an underground tunnel. It is clearly visible on the maps of Moscow - it is indicated by a dotted line under Lefortovsky Park.

Address: Lefortovo Park, st. Krasnokazarmennaya, 3, building 1.

The history of Lefortovo Park began in the 18th century. Created to decorate the Lefortovo Sloboda by Peter I, it was considered the first decorative park in Russia at that time and was called Versailles on the Yauza, since the principle of its arrangement was copied from the Versailles Park. And its official the name of the park was in honor of an associate of Peter the Great - Franz Lefort. Peter I often liked to call on him, usually took 200-300 people with him, and noisy fun was arranged on the banks of the Yauza. Peter I himself dreamed that from the Golovinsky Garden - so then it was called Lefortovsky Park - to get to St. Petersburg by water.

Peter I invited Dutch architects to build the palace and park ensemble, which was reflected in the style of the park itself - many dams, canals, red brick terraces and 5 ponds. a special attraction of the park.Each of the Lefortovo ponds has a name, they are interconnected by underground channels and are located on the Sinichka River.Many ducks swim in the ponds and several graceful swans. The names of the ponds give the park an additional charm: Boot, Bathhouse, Northern, Square, Guitar, Island. On one of the ponds, a bathing station has been preserved since the times of the USSR. On a warm summer or spring day, before sunset, you can hear how fishing rods are being thrown in the air: the inhabitants of Lefortovo are fishing here. Barbecue is fried in the only cafe in the entire territory of the park. When the weather is fine, tables can be found right on the banks of the ponds. In the summer, flower beds are laid out in the park, and pots with agave and ficuses are placed on the territory.

At the moment, only a few buildings have survived in the park, in particular, the elegant grotto by the architect F. B. Rastrelli, which, with its picturesque view, attracts artists from all over cities. There is another interesting story connected with Lefortovo Park: at one time it became an imperial residence, and there was a military parade ground in front of the palace, which used to be here. Naturally, no greenery - just a bare field. In "Moscow and Muscovites" by Gilyarovsky, one can find a wonderful story that the Empress, once looking out of the window, looked at the parade ground and complained that everything was fine, but only there were no trees. Duke Biron, hearing this, gave the order to the serfs. The whole night was spent bringing centuries-old trees to the windows of the Empress, which were immediately planted on the parade ground. In the morning, the Empress was greeted by a rustling of leaves in a huge grove. And by the beginning of the 20th century, a hurricane that swept through Moscow destroyed the grove and turned it upside down.

By the beginning of the 21st century, a new misfortune befell the park: it was decided to build the Third Transport Ring route here. The builders were faced with the question: either destroy residential buildings, or go straight through Lefortovo Park. Nobody began to do the first, but the locals defended the second with their breasts. Thinking, the Moscow government laid the route in an underground tunnel. It is clearly visible on the maps of Moscow - it is indicated by a dotted line under Lefortovsky Park.

Address: Lefortovo Park, st. Krasnokazarmennaya, 3, building 1.

Address

st. Krasnokazarmennaya, 3, bld. 1

Timetable

April 1 — October 31: Mon-Sun 7:00 — 0:00, November 1 — March 31: Mon-Sun 8:00 — 21:00

Source

https://kudago.com/msk/place/park-lefortovo/

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