Many Petersburgers and visitors of the city like to walk outside, to see the sights of the city, to admire its beauties.
I'll tell you about one of the parks you can visit in the northern part of the city.
Shuvalovsky Park Is located in the village of Pargolovo. Although it is not as famous as the rest of the parks, it is no less admirable and has its own history. Earlier, these lands owned Count Shuvalov, now they are the object of cultural heritage. The park occupies about 140 hectares and has an unusual landscape.
On the territory of the park you can see the manor of Count I.I. Vorontsova-Dashkova, built by the architect S.S. Krichinsky in the 18th century. Now there is a closed research institute. At the institute there is a museum that works only on weekdays and by appointment.
In Shuvalovsky Park, besides natural, there are twoMan-made pond. On the orders of Count Shuvalov they were dug by serfs. The ponds have an unusual shape, which served as their names - "Napoleon's Shirt" and "Napolenon's Hat".
The extra soil left after the construction of the ponds was used to erect the pouring mountain Parnas. The height of the hill is more than 60 meters.
Lost among the centuries-old fir trees, on the territory of the park is the yellow cottage Mesmacher, built of wood in the style of pseudo-Gothic. To date, it is abandoned and is gradually being destroyed.
On a separate hill, next to the entrance to the park,The Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul was built. The church was erected on the orders of the widow of Count Shuvalov in honor of his second husband, Adolphe Polje, who died of consumption. The temple was built in a pseudo-Gothic style, next to it there is a crypt, in which A. Polje was buried.
During the war with Finland, in 1939-40, the headquarters of the Karelian Front were located on the territory of the park. Therefore, on the hills and slopes of the park you can find the remains of various fortifications and shelters.
And also the ruins of the Cold Bath and Tuff's Arch.
On the edge of the park, there is a stone bench.
Also, the equestrian court was beautifully preserved in Shuvalovsky Park.
The park is open all year round and is always open to visitors.
Address: St. Petersburg, pos. Pargolovo (north of the Starozhilovka River), Parkovaya Street, 30. Begins immediately behind Suzdal Avenue. You can get there by car or by public transport (the nearest metro station is Ozerki, then by bus or minibus to Pargolovo direction).