Alexandrovsky Gardens in Moscow, impossible to miss.
Welcome to the Alexandrovsky Sad (Alexander Garden), a landmark in the centre of Moscow. With over 100 parks and gardens within the city limits, Moscow is famous for being one of the greenest capital cities in the world. As a matter of fact, the Alexandrovsky Gardens stretch alongside the walls of the Kremlin. Furthermore, this garden is famous for its incredibly beautiful flowerbeds, architectural monuments and history. The impressive Kremlin views make it a favourite strolling spot for Muscovites and tourists, visiting the capital city of Russia.
This garden, a place of elegant calm bears the name of Emperor Alexander I. As a matter of fact, Tsar Alexander I ordered architect Osip Bove to reconstruct some parts of the city. These parts, which French troops destroyed during the Napoleonic Wars.
Bove laid out a new garden from 1819-1823, on the site of the riverbed of the Neglinnaya River. After that, the river was channeled underground.
Alexandrovsky Garden, structure.
The park comprises three separate gardens. All of them stretch along all the length of the western Kremlin wall. The Upper Garden starts with the main entrance to the park. Here is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an eternal flame brought from the Field of Mars in Saint Petersburg. The Kutafya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin is the most prominent feature of the Middle Garden. There is an entrance to the park opposite the tower directly to the Moscow underground system. Build in 1823, the Lower Garden stretches to the road leading to the Borovitskaya Tower, one of two vehicular and pedestrian entrances to the Kremlin.
The Alexandrovsky Gardens are a beautiful green oasis with flower gardens, walkways and monuments in the very heart of Moscow. So, here you will not feel the hustle of the city, just silence and coolness. So, enjoy the Alexander Garden!
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