Top 3 Parks of Moscow

The Botanical Garden of the State University in Moscow

The Botanical Garden of the State University in Moscow ©Gnilenkov Aleksey/Flick

Moscow is the capital of Russia, a dream city with many cathedrals and churches, situated on the banks of the Moscow River, on the low hills, in the European center of Russia. The city has developed in the heart of a vast plain.

The boulevards of Moscow are surrounded with trees and green oasis. You will find really large parks in the city.

Today we want to present three of the most impressive parks in Moscow. The top 3 parks of Moscow include the Kusokvo Park, the Izmaylovsky Park and the Botanic Garden of the State University.

 

Park in Moscow

Park in Moscow ©Gnilenkov Aleksey/Flick

The Kusokvo Park

At 12 kilometers east of the Kremlin you will discover one of the most beautiful parks in the Russian Federation, along with a stunning mansion of the 17th century. The Kusokvo Park covers a large area of ​​land. It looks like a miniature of the Garden of  Versailles. Around the park and the mansion there are other gardens and buildings as well. The Kuskovo Mansion is a building of wood that rises on three floors and in front of it lies a lovely lake. On the other side of the lake is the Kuskovo Park.

The Izmaylovsky Park

The Izmaylovsky Park is the favorite place of rest of Russians for centuries. It is nestled in a forest of Moscow and its name comes from a wealthy family of the 14th century, the Izmaylovsky family.

The Izmaylovsky Park in Moscow

The Izmaylovsky Park in Moscow ©Vokabre/Flick

This park covers a large area of ​​land and you can admire there numerous exotic cultures of melons, cotton, white, rose, red and black grapes and oranges. At the border of the park is a special place, where you can admire many animals and rare birds. In the middle of the park the water flows from many basins, the municipality of the city built here many watermills. There is also a pond full of fish where tourists who get authorization from the park administrator can fish. Tourists who want to relax on the beach, to stay at the sun or to spend their free time in nature, can visit the Silver artificial island.

The Botanical Garden of the State University

The Botanical Garden of the State University is the oldest institution of its kind in the country. The garden was designed in 1706, but to the surprise of tourists, it wasn’t created according to a project. There was the garden of a hospital where were grown medicinal plants and flowers so the patients can be treated with natural products. There was also built the building which houses the University of Pharmacy in Moscow, because of the herbs from the garden. Tourists enthusiasts of botany or those who want to relax in an absolutely natural setting can admire numerous herbs, trees of all kinds and several greenhouses with plants from different climatic zones.

The Botanical Garden of the State University in Moscow

The Botanical Garden of the State University in Moscow ©Gnilenkov Aleksey/Flick

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