The “neighbor” of Catherine’s Park – Aleksandrovsky – is part of the Tsarskoye Selo Palace and Park Museum-Reserve and is no less interesting for a walk. The name of the park comes from the name of its creator, Emperor Alexander I. You can get into the park through the gates located at the Alexander Palace or along the large Chinese bridge next to the main entrance to the Catherine Palace. Aleksandrovsky consists of two parts: regular (or the New Garden) and landscape parks. A regular or French park is a park that has a geometrically correct layout of alleys, flower beds, pools. A landscape or English park is a free-plan park that repeats the natural landscape.
The park has many unique structures and historical monuments: Curtina “Fungus”, Chinese Theater, Dragons Bridge, Grand Caprice, Arsenal, Chapelle, the House of War and others.
Visiting the Alexander Park is free and around the clock
How to get there: By train from Vitebsky railway station to Pushkin city
Minibuses No. 286, 287, 342, 347 and 545 from the metro station “Moscovskaya”
By bus No. 186 from the metro station “Zvezdnaya” or “Kupchino”
Minibuses K-545a, K-286, K-287 and K-347a from the metro station “Kupchino”
Photo: Eduard Gordeev, travelask