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Entries / Babolovsky Park (Pushkin town)

Babolovsky Park (Pushkin town)

Categories / City Topography/Green Areas/Parks
Categories / Tsarskoe Selo and town of Pushkin. The digital chronological reference book/Monuments of history and culture

BABOLOVSKY PARK (Pushkin town), a monument of landscape architecture situated in the southwestern part of Pushkin town is a part of Tsarskoe Selo palace park ensemble. Its area consists of 268,8 hectares. It was developed in the late 18th century near Babolovo village, close to which a small stone palace of Prince G.A. Golitsyn, which was built in the Pseudo-Gothic style (1783-1786, architect I.V. Neelov). Babolovskaya Glade is directly connected with Podkapriznaya Road leading to the Catherine Palace. Babolovsky Palace was reconstructed by architect V.P. Stasov in 1824-25, at the same time a granite bath, cut by a masonry team of S. Sukhanov, was organised in a special apartment. Taitsky Aqueduct, which encircled the southern outskirts of the park (the 1770-80s, engineer I. Gerard). A cavern with a statue of a hermit monk was installed on the aqueduct (not preserved). Babolovsky Park was enlarged in the 1820-60s. Cast iron Staro-Krasnoselskie Gates enclose Babolovsky Park (1823-26, architect A.A. Menelas).

Reference: see Tsarskoe Selo entry.

A. A. Alexeev.

Gerard Ivan (Johann Konrad) Kondratievich
Menelas Adam Adamovich
Potemkin Grigory Alexandrovich, Gracious Prince of Tauride
Stasov Vasily Petrovich
Sukhanov Samson Xenofontovich

см. при ст. Царское Село

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