Visiting Tsaritsyno Park

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Heading Out of the city on a picnic

Today is Sunday so both Mubin and Lucia are coming sightseeing with us today. They are taking us to several places by car and it includes a picnic which we are really looking forward to.

 

Tsaritsyno Park

First up is to see Tsaritsyno Park a place that is 20 minutes south-east of Moscow by car. This place is huge. It is full of beautiful gardens, bridges, fountains. pavilions, pergolas, arbours and, of course, the Palace.

The palace and the buildings in the park have a very chequered history involving Catherine the Great not liking parts of it and ordering for it to be pulled down, through to her not paying bills and there being insufficient funds to complete various works.

There is a very interesting web site here that gives all the details: Tsaritsyno

 

Fountains close to the entrance of the park Fountains close to the entrance of the park
One of the many outstanding arches One of the many outstanding arches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church of Our Lady Life-Giving Spring Church of Our Lady Life-Giving Spring
The elegance and detail are very fine The elegance and detail are very fine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pseudo-Gothic style buildings

The four of us touring the park The four of us touring the park

The buildings have a pseudo-Gothic style and are very elegant. You can visit various cultural centres and museums within the complex.

We were wandering along lovely leafy lanes when Mubin spotted a squirrel. We all stopped in our tracks and watched it for ages. It is the first squirrel Ian and I have ever seen.

It would be ideal to spend several hours at the park as there is much to see. Bringing a packed lunch would be good too.

We came across the statues of the two architects most involved with the buildings, i.e. Bazhenov and Kazakov.

 

Part of the Palace at Tsaritsyno Part of the Palace at Tsaritsyno
The architects Bazhenov and Kazakov The architects Bazhenov and Kazakov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The park covers 550 hectares and can be reached by a 10 minute walk from the Tsaratsyno metro station.

We thought it was most spectacular and we were glad our hosts took us to see it. Entry is free although there are charges to visit a couple of buildings within the complex. These charges are minimal though.

 

Next page - Kolomenskoye Park

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