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Walking around St. Petersburg

Walking around St. Petersburg - Shuvalov Park

Many Petersburgers and guests love to walk in the fresh air, to see the sights of the city, admiring its beauty.

Let me tell you about one of the parks that you can visit in the northern part of the city.

Shuvalov park It is located in the village of Pargolovo. Though he is not as well known as the other parks, but no less delicious, and has its own history. Previously, these lands owned by Count Shuvalov, now they are the object of cultural heritage. The park covers about 140 hectares and has an unusual landscape.

In the park you can see the manor of Count I.Vorontsov-Dashkov, built by architect SS Krichinsky in the 18th century. Now there is a closed state. The Institute has a museum, which operates only on weekdays, and by appointment.

In Shuvalov park, in addition to natural, there are twoman-made pond. By order of Count Shuvalov dug their serfs. Ponds are an unusual shape, which served as their names - "Shirt Napoleon" and "Cap Napolenona".

Excess soil remaining after construction of ponds has been used for the construction of the bulk of Mount Parnassus. The height of the hill over 60 meters.

Lost amid centuries-old fir trees, the park is located Messmacher yellow cottage, built of wood in the pseudo-Gothic style. Today it is abandoned and gradually destroyed.

On a separate hill, next to the entrance to the park,built Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Church erected on the orders of the widow of Count Shuvalov in honor of her second husband, Adolf Polje, who died of tuberculosis. The temple was built in the pseudo-Gothic style, it is located next to the crypt, which was buried A. Polje.

During the war with Finland, in 1939-40, the headquarters of the Karelian Front was located in the park. Therefore, on the hills and slopes of the park can be found the remains of various fortifications and shelters.

As well as the ruins of the Cold baths and tuff arches.

At the edge of the park is preserved stone bench.

It is also perfectly preserved in the stables Shuvalov park.

Works Park all year round and are always open to the public.

Address: St. Petersburg, pos. Pargolovo (north of the river Starozhilovki), Park Street, 30. It starts just behind the Suzdal prospectus. You can get there by car or by public transport (the nearest metro station "Ozerki", then by bus or minibus towards Pargolovo).

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