I almost don’t want to share this one with you. This park used to be closed for regular people because it’s part of the Military Academy complex. However, recently they opened it for the general public. And right now it’s one of the most quiet parks in the city – one of the reasons to love it.
It’s quite big and incredibly green with some unique tree species brought from different foreign countries. There’s a beautifully decorated pavilion and a small amphitheater where they organize open-air opera performances during the summer. Imagine a warm summer evening, smell of flowers and a beautiful opera for a very limited audience.
If you go further up, you would also be able to take a glimpse at the imposing building of the Military Academy – it looks almost like a medieval fortress. Check out the fence – they say it’s made out of 1895 rifle barrels. Some of the highlights of the park, like the pond, still need some restoration, though.
Security is still a bit tight, maybe even a bit uptight. No bikes, no dogs, no smoking, no drinks, no making love… Moreover, this park has working hours. Make sure you respect them, otherwise you may be fined or at least would have to jump over fences in order to get out.