The history of Izmailovsky Park dates back to the 14th century, when the cognominal village was first mentioned in chronicles. In 1930, it was inaugurated and was renamed into Stalin Park until the 1950s, when it became Izmailovsky again. For many centuries, it was an attractive relaxation spot for the residents and guests of the city.
During your tours to Izmailovsky Park, you’ll get a perfect opportunity to ride the oldest ferris wheel in Moscow, visit the «Courage Square» with an open-air exhibition of military machinery, have fun in the attraction parks and sports courts, etc. There are many cafes, bars, and restaurants for all tastes and wallets. But the key attractions of the Park are the following:
Tzar Aleksei Mikhailovich residence. Built in the early 1600s, the Tzar residence at Izmailovo is situated on an artificial Silver island in the centre of a great pond. When you visit Izmailovsky Park, you can see the places where Peter the Great first learnt to sail and spent much of his childhood, enjoying the innocent beauty of the place.
Pokhorovoskiy Cathedral on Silver Island. Initially, it was the church for the royal family, but nowadays, it’s considered to be a separate cultural heritage object. Don’t miss the chance to travel to Izmailovsky Park and witness the unique beauty of this centuries-old architectural ensemble.
Terrorist bomb. This place has nothing to do with the abovementioned landmarks, but it’s nevertheless very popular among tourists from all over the world. In 1995, Chechen terrorists wanted to blow up the Park, but fortunately they didn’t realize their plans. In remembrance of that event, the city government made this frightening, yet captivating Terrorist tomb.
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