Place Details

Place Details

Aleksandrovsky Park

This is where the city began. At the very beginning of the construction of St. Petersburg, the current picturesque park was the most important strategic place — the glacis of the Peter and Paul Fortress. At that time, the rules of the fortification recommended leaving a wasteland near the fortress so that it could be used for protective purposes in the future. The development of this wasteland began only under Nicholas I, who allocated funds from the treasury for the construction of the park. The latter was supposed to please the eyes of the citizens and serve as a place for their rest.

This is how Alexandrovsky Park appeared. A menagerie was created in it, trees were planted and paths for riding and pedestrians were marked, and a coffee shop was set up. Then, the People's House appeared in the park, a kind of cultural palace of the time, where the opera “A Life for the Tsar” was immediately staged. The entrance to the park was then paid and cost a lot of money — as much as ten kopecks. However, concerts in the People's House continued to be loved by Petersburgers.

In Soviet times, rallies and meetings were held in the park, and Lenin often spoke here. A new theater, the Baltic House, was built on the site of the People's House that burned down to the ground. Alexandrovsky Park received a real rebirth during the celebration of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg: the park was reconstructed, the lighting was replaced, and Sweden presented the Northern Capital with elegant metal benches and a flower clock that were installed here.

In the picturesque grotto there is a coffee shop “More Coffee”, where it is nice to replenish your strength and admire the fountain.

This is where the city began. At the very beginning of the construction of St. Petersburg, the current picturesque park was the most important strategic place — the glacis of the Peter and Paul Fortress. At that time, the rules of the fortification recommended leaving a wasteland near the fortress so that it could be used for protective purposes in the future. The development of this wasteland began only under Nicholas I, who allocated funds from the treasury for the construction of the park. The latter was supposed to please the eyes of the citizens and serve as a place for their rest.

This is how Alexandrovsky Park appeared. A menagerie was created in it, trees were planted and paths for riding and pedestrians were marked, and a coffee shop was set up. Then, the People's House appeared in the park, a kind of cultural palace of the time, where the opera “A Life for the Tsar” was immediately staged. The entrance to the park was then paid and cost a lot of money — as much as ten kopecks. However, concerts in the People's House continued to be loved by Petersburgers.

In Soviet times, rallies and meetings were held in the park, and Lenin often spoke here. A new theater, the Baltic House, was built on the site of the People's House that burned down to the ground. Alexandrovsky Park received a real rebirth during the celebration of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg: the park was reconstructed, the lighting was replaced, and Sweden presented the Northern Capital with elegant metal benches and a flower clock that were installed here.

In the picturesque grotto there is a coffee shop “More Coffee”, where it is nice to replenish your strength and admire the fountain.

This is where the city began. At the very beginning of the construction of St. Petersburg, the current picturesque park was the most important strategic place — the glacis of the Peter and Paul Fortress. At that time, the rules of the fortification recommended leaving a wasteland near the fortress so that it could be used for protective purposes in the future. The development of this wasteland began only under Nicholas I, who allocated funds from the treasury for the construction of the park. The latter was supposed to please the eyes of the citizens and serve as a place for their rest.

This is how Alexandrovsky Park appeared. A menagerie was created in it, trees were planted and paths for riding and pedestrians were marked, and a coffee shop was set up. Then, the People's House appeared in the park, a kind of cultural palace of the time, where the opera “A Life for the Tsar” was immediately staged. The entrance to the park was then paid and cost a lot of money — as much as ten kopecks. However, concerts in the People's House continued to be loved by Petersburgers.

In Soviet times, rallies and meetings were held in the park, and Lenin often spoke here. A new theater, the Baltic House, was built on the site of the People's House that burned down to the ground. Alexandrovsky Park received a real rebirth during the celebration of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg: the park was reconstructed, the lighting was replaced, and Sweden presented the Northern Capital with elegant metal benches and a flower clock that were installed here.

In the picturesque grotto there is a coffee shop “More Coffee”, where it is nice to replenish your strength and admire the fountain.

Address

Kronverksky Strait, Kamennoostrovsky prosp.

Timetable

daily all day

Source

https://kudago.com/spb/place/aleksandrovskij-park/

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