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St. Petersburg Parks: Yusupov Garden (Russian: Yusupovsky Park)
November 22, 2019 10:56


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Yusupov Garden (Russian: Yusupovsky Park)

One more city park - small and cozy Yusupov Garden – is situated in the very centre of St. Petersburg. This green area surrounds the famous Yusupov Palace and is fenced off by a high and elegant wrought fence with a majestic gate welcoming visitors during the park's opening hours.

The garden was founded in 1790: it was built together with the estate of Prince Yusupov. The atmosphere of calm and rhythmicality reigns in this park. The central pond inhabited by ducks, as well as beautiful flower beds attract citizens and tourists who like to take photos.

You can relax and read a book on one of the numerous benches or on lawns under the trees.

Visitors to the park often have picnics on the grass, engage in various sports, yoga.

The Yusupov Garden is a perfect place to feed birds (ducks, gulls, pigeons, swallows, and many others) or watch the numerous local cats living at the palace begging local fishermen to give them fry.

There is also a children’s playground on the territory, so the Garden is a great place for family recreation.

Lantern Festival in Yusupov Garden in St. Petersburg

The hallmark of the park is the festival of water lanterns, which takes place in the Yusupov Garden twice a year. As a rule, the event takes three evenings from Friday to Sunday inclusive and combines not only the launch of flashlights, but also a rich program.

For visitors to the festival, master classes in choreography and types of arts and crafts, lectures on architecture, music and cinema are held. Yoga classes are also held, while only during the festival, visitors to the Yusupov Garden are allowed to walk, sit and lie on the lawn. There are also fairy tale therapy classes. The entertainment program traditionally starts at 16:00, and from 20:00 the main action is transferred to the stage. Soloists of the opera perform to the music of the symphony orchestra, theatrical sketches are played, a grandiose pyrotechnic show is demonstrated. At the same time, visitors can launch flashlights in park ponds. The festival ends at 22:00. The age category of the festival is 0+, entrance is paid, only children under 6 years old can attend the event for free. Each guest receives 2 water lanterns at the entrance, and can participate in any of the festival's activities.

On weekends, various events are often held in the Yusupov Garden. In addition to the festival of water lanterns, you can visit street theaters, poetry evenings, an ice cream festival and other events. Most of the events take place in the summer.

Address: 54 Sadovaya Street, St. Petersburg.

How to get there: the nearest metro station is Sadovaya.

Opening hours: everyday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. In April, the Garden is closed for maintenance.

Entrance fee: free admission.

 



Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: St. Petersburg St. Petersburg parks    

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