ALLEY OF OLD LIMENS
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MONUMENT TO PETER I AT THE ENGINEERING CASTLE
The Italian sculptor Bartolomeo Car [...]
Over the past few decades the Russian Museum became a complex of ensembles of St.Petersburg gardens and palaces in historical centre of former Russian capital
Nowadays it affiliates Mikhailovsky palace surrounded by the Mikhailovsky garden, Mikhailovsky (Engineers) Castle with the garden around, two towers – guardhouses – are included into the complex of Mikhailovsky (Engineers) Castle, and the Maple Alley connecting the guardhouses with the Castle, together with the Engineers Public Garden on each side of the Alley. On the corner of Nevsky prospect and Moika river the splendid Stroganovsky palace is situated, across the Mars Field on Millionnaya street – strict Marble Palace with the reconstructed winter garden and fountain. The main garden of the Russian Museum is the Summer Garden with the Summer Palace of Peter I and the real highlight – the first building of Saint Petersburg, House of Peter I on the Petrovskaya embankment hidden in the grove of old trees.
The total area of the gardens and cour d’honneur of the palaces is more than 30 hectares
In contrast to the magnificent palaces and gardens ensembles of Petrehof, Tsarskoe Selo, Pavlovsk and Gatchina that were initially designed as gardens and parks complexes. The Russian Museum incorporated gradually St.Petersburg gardens in 21st century and transformed them from the city overgrown parks into the original imperial gardens that were the beginning of Saint Petersburg.