Alexander Park

Alexander Park, located near the Peter and Paul fortress, was among the first public parks of the city. It was created in 1842 during the reign of Nicolas I. In 1900 Nicolas' house of the People was built on its territory (one can visit the Planetarium there). Three years later the creation of Kamenoostovsky Avenue (of the Stone Island) separated it in two. In 1911, the monument in honor of the crew of Steriegushchy destroyer was erected there. This ship was sunk in 1904 during the war between Russian and Japan. In the beginning of the 2000s the park was reconstructed. Close to three hundred trees and two thousand shrubs were planted. The display of a pedestrian area and the restoration of the lawns were also among the works done at that time. Since 2011, visitors can admire the ”Mini-city”. A small-scale bronze reproduction of several monuments of Saint Petersburg.
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