Alexander Park and “Mini St. Petersburg”
Alexander Park, which is right opposite to the Peter-and-Paul fortress, is one of the loveliest green spots in the historic center of St. Petersburg. People enjoy walking through its alleys on their way to the Zoo or other attractions nearby.
The park was laid out in 1844 – 1845 to host festivities and decorate the entrance to the Troitsky Bridge. The shape of the park resembles a crescent with a semicircular canal in the middle. Kamenoostrovski Prospect runs through the park dividing it into two parts – with the smaller one next to a major Mosque of the city.
There’s a cozy cafe in the Granite cave with a viewing deck and a restaurant with karaoke and a night club in the centre of the park. One can also enjoy his time visiting the sites of the park: the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, the Zoo, the Music Hall, the Planetarium, the Baltic house theatre, the Orthopedic Institute.
In June 2011 the Alexander Park administration launched the project “Mini St.Petersburg” –
the symbolic map of the historical center of St. Petersburg features bronze models of the city top 10 historical buildings (scale 1:30). The installation is supposed to grow and offer guided tours soon.
Admission is free.
Address: Alexander’s Park
The nearest metro station: “Gorkovskaya”
The official web-site of “Mini Saint-Petersburg»: http://mini-spb.ru/guide
Translation by Svetlana Serebryakova