Alexander Garden, Moscow
Along the western kremlin wall there are the Alexander gardens.The coloured grass and flowers and the great view on Kremlin, make this place one of the Moscowites and tourist favourite places to have a walk.
I found these gardens full of people any time, really hard to find a seat before 5 pm when Kremlin closes.On the opposite side of the gardens there are some nice fountains with mosaics and the popular first Mc Donald in Russia.
The Alexandrvskij Garden runs alongside the Western wall of the Kremlin and was the first public park in Moscow. It's not really large, but still a very nice place for a stroll.
Inside the park you'll find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the eternal flame. The changing of the guards here takes place every hour.
The Alexander Gardens, aside from the flowers, benches and grass, also contains a waterway of sculptures, mosaic-tiled pools, bridges and fountains, designed by Zurab Tsereteli.
The statues are based on various fairy tales and stories from Pushkin, but we were not familiar enough with his works to match up this scene here. The bottom of the pool is beautiful ~ decorated in vibrant multi-coloured tiles.
The Alexandrovsky Garden stretches along the northwest wall of the Kremlin. It was laid out in the 19th century, and was one of the first public parks in Moscow. The Garden is also known as the Kremlin Garden, which was its original name before it was renamed after Alexander I.
The garden was very nice with several beautiful flowerbeds and various monuments - including the ‘Monument of Revolutionary Thinkers’ and the ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ (read my other tips). A fine place for a walk.
Bove was an author of arranging in 1821-1823 a spacious Alexandrovsky Garden down the Kremlin walls at the scene of Neglinka-river confined in a pipe.
He was a designer of a grotto under a middle Arsenal tower.
Nowadays the Alexandrovsky Garden is full of cafes, pubs and hot-dog and ice-cream wagons.
Alexander garden (Russian: Александровский сад, read: Aleksandrovsky Sad) is park in center of City. It is create along the Kremlin's western walls.
Beautiful garden with shady trees and broad lanes is fantastic place to rest. The author of its design was architect O. Bove and it build in 1821after the Great Fire of 1812. First name of this garden was the Kremlin Gardens. Local government changed the name in 1856 and named after the crowning of Alexander II.
On the central square of the gardens you can see the "Ruines" grotto, a peculiar memorial of the revival of Moscow after the devastation in 1812. Other attraction of the garden is the Grave of the Unknown Soldier and the Eternal Flame in front of it. There is another tourist attraction - the hourly changing of the guards.
...Once inside Aleksandrovskij sad, on the left of the entrance the first thing you find is the tomb with the eternal flame to recall the unknowns soldiers.
Every hour is performed the change of the guard.
Located nea the Kremlin Wall. From the 18 century. Surrounded by fence with very beautiful gates.
After the World War II the Grave of the Unknown Soldier memorial erected in it's place. In the middle is the Eternal Fire of glory. A guard of honour post was set up by the grave.
Nearby slabs of red porphyry from Soviet hero-cities.
Alexandrovsky Garden is just off of Manezhnaya Ploshchad, but it really is a delightful green spot in central Moscow that really shouldn't be missed. Of course, it's only green spring through fall, which probably means half of the year. More than just the ability to stroll and escape the traffic, noise and pollution of central Moscow, the garden also allows you to reflect on the enormous sacrifices made by the Russian nation during the Second World War. The entrance to the Garden from Manezhnaya is actually a memorial to the soldiers and civilians killed, with an eternal flame, and the names of the cities that came under seige and either successfully resisted the Nazi onslaught or heroically survived Nazi occupation. Don't be surprised if you find lots of Russians taking snapshots of themselves or their friends in front of a city's name.
Whilst much of the Kremlin/Red Square area is designed to part us tourists with our money the Alexandrovsky Garden is a total freebie.
This is one of Moscow's earliest public parks, built on the initiative of Tsar Alexander I during the rebuilding of the city after Napoleon's retreat. The park runs below the Kremlin walls from the Manege Square towards the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge. Points of interest are: the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, with its eternal flame; the grotto under the Middle Arsenal Tower which commemorates Napoleon's defeat and its stonework that of rubble from buildings destroyed during the French occupation, and the recently restored Romanov Obelisk which was originally a monument erected in 1914 on the anniversary of 300 years of Romanov rule - this latter was recarved by the Bolsheviks in 1918 with the names of Communist philosophers and the Romanov eagle removed. It was reinstated in its original form in 2014, marking the family's 400th anniversary
This makes for a pleasant green spot to sit and put your feet up after a wander around the Kremlin's walls.
Website below has some historical photos.
Alexandrovsky garden was the first public park in Moscow. It is situated in the center, along the Kremlin wall. The garden was laid out on the orders of Tsar Alexander 1 in the riverbed Neglinka, which has since been flowing in a pipe underground. The garden is preserved an ancient bridge over the Neglinka - it starts just behind Kutafja tower, through which tourists usually come to the Kremlin.
Alexander Garden is not far from Kremlin and was one of the first urban Gardens in Moscow.
It is a great place to relax and observing people, they are benches to rest your weary feet after looking around the Kremlin and Red Square.
Close by the garden they are The Obelisk, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Change of the Guard, the Moscow grotto “of ruin”, fountain, fresh flower beds and other modern sculpture.
Alexanrovsky sad (Alexander Garden) was created by the architect Bovet in 1819-1821, as a part of broad plan for recovering the city of Moscow after the severe damages caused by Napoleon's army in 1812. This garden was named after the then reigning Emperor Alexander I.
Alexander garden stretches alongside the western wall of Kremlin and adjoins Revolution Square and Manezhnaya Square. Inside the garden are are found many important and historical places. The Italian Grotto which is at the base of the Middle Arsenal Tower; the Kutafya Tower which is the entrance to the Kremlin; and the Obelisk (close to the grotto) originally erected to celebrate 300 years of Romanov dynasty but within 5 years was converted by Bolsheviks into a monument of their Revolution. In this garden, very close to Revolution Square, will be found the Russian Tomb of the Unknown soldier. If you can, catch the impressive changing of the guard.
This peaceful garden is a popular place among Muscovites and tourists, especially in hot summer weather – the fountains and lush tree's foliage brings much appreciated relief from the solar heat.
from Manezhaja square, there's the entrance to that garden which extend itself under the whole north-west wall of Cremlin (you can see the corner arsenal tower)
Its' a nice place to relax yourself....