We have spoken a great deal on this site about just how important the landmarks of Moscow are, but equally how delightful the parks are which can be found throughout the city. These parks in fact don’t get anywhere near the level of attention which they should and that is why I want to go deeper into this today, to uncover one of the finest parks in the city, and that is the Neskuchy Garden. I would have to say that this is my favorite park in the city, and this is why I hold this glorious place so dear.
This is the oldest park in the city, having been built back in the early 18th Century. As with any old park there is such a wonderful richness here with regards to the flora and fauna, and the park itself of course has a great many tales to tell.
The park boasts an area of 40.8 hectares and a it was a former Emperor’s residence, created as a result of the integration of three estates in the 18th century. Neskuchy Garden also contains the Green Theater which just so happens to be one of the largest open amphitheaters across Europe, the theater is capable of hosting up to 20,000 people at any one time.
The oldest structure within the park is a hunting lodge which was built for Prince Nikita Yurievich Trubetskoy.
The park has installations which feature a lot of baroque style and tourists love to wile away the hours wandering around this vast open space, which is very close to the center of the city. Found in Central Okrug, this is an accessible park which is free to enter. If you have some afternoons free during your time in the capital and if the weather is in your favor then this is the perfect place to take a picnic and enjoy yourself in this oldest and most fascinating park in the city.
Have you visited the park before ? What did you make of your time here? Let us know in the comments below.