Park Alexandrino - one of the oldest green areas of St. Petersburg
In St. Petersburg and its environsbeautiful park areas and lush forests. Some of these places deserve special attention due to their unique history and picturesqueness. What is remarkable about the park of Alexandrino and is it open for visiting nowadays?
By pages of history
For several centuries the park zone had the status of a summer residence,those. was transferred to the possession and use of various people who somehow earned such property. Initially, the estate was owned by Peter the Great's sister - Natalia Alexeevna. After the demise, the owner of the land was divided into two parts. One of them was transferred to Z. Mishutkov, who later became the admiral of the Baltic Fleet and built the "Baltic Court" on this site. The western part of the lands (here is the modern park of Alexandrino) was given to the diplomat P.A. Tolstoy. Later in different years the owners of the manor were S.V. Lopukhin and Prince V. Repnin. Ivan Grigoryevich Chernyshev, who had friendly relations with Empress Elizabeth and Catherine II, had the longest possession of these lands. It was he who built the palace here in the style of classicism and broke the English garden. It is established that even foreign crowned persons came to admire the park and the chic house during a visit to Russia.
The fate of the estate after the revolution
After the death of I.G.Chernyshev's estate was inherited by his son. The new owner was forced to sell the property to pay off debts. The estate was purchased by the merchant Fedor Ilyin, but he also did not enjoy the acquisition for long. The next (and last) owner of the palace is Alexander Sheremetyev, it was in honor of him that the park Alexandrino received its modern name. After the revolution of 1917, the estate was given to the "people", turning it into an apartment house. The palace was divided into a large number of separate rooms. They say that in the ballrooms, where only secular receptions were held recently, at that time they kept pigs. During the Great Patriotic War, the park and the palace were seriously damaged.
Revival of the palace
After the war, in the sixties of the pastcentury, it was decided to restore the main building of the estate. The architect M. Plotnikov took up this project. It was possible to restore the facades in a relatively short time period. But with the interior decoration of the palace the situation was more complicated. Instead of a complete restoration and creation of the museum, the building was decided to be repaired inside in a modern way and used with maximum benefit to society. Inside was opened a children's art school, which exists today. Park Alexandrino (St. Petersburg) is regularly improved. Here, pruning trees, cleaning up trash, cleaning and repairing paths. The recreation area remains green, there are no modern attractions, cafes and other entertainment. But in the park there is always fresh air, plenty of greenery, here live birds and small wild animals.
Victor Tsoy in Alexandrino
This recreation area is informally considered oneFrom places of memory of the famous Russian musician Viktor Tsoi. The thing is that the leader of the group "Cinema" really once lived nearby, on Veterans Avenue, 99 and often visited the park Alexandrino. There is even a video in which Victor is walking with a newborn son in this recreation area. It's not the first decade that fans of the musician come to the park for walks. In the near future it is planned to install a monument dedicated to the great artist in this recreation area.