The Bauman Garden Russian: sad kultury i otdyiha imeni N. E. Baumana or сад культуры и отдыха имени Н. Э. Бауманаis a small garden located in Moscow’s prestigious Basmanny districtRussian: Basmannyi rayon or Басманный район, tucked between Staraya BasmannayaRussian: Старая Басманная and Novaya BasmannnayaRussian: Новая Басманная Streets. It preserves the old Moscow spirit with its low buildings and cozy squares. Visitors will enjoy well-groomed alleys lined with century-old trees, the grotto ‘BelvedereRussian: Бельведер’ and Prince Golytsin’s old estateRussian: usad'ba knyazya Golitsyina or усадьба князя Голицына, user-friendly bike lanes and the sounds of music coming from the concert venue featured in the well-known film, The Pokrovsky GateRussian: Pokrovskie vorota or Покровские ворота.
THE PARK’S HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
The park is the creation of Prince Mikhail Golytsinprince, bibliophile and collector of art who created this wonderful site for all Muscovites to use in the late 18th century. Prince Golitsyn’s estate and the decorative artificial grotto ‘Belvedere’ are the only features that have survived from those times. The garden was named after the Russian revolutionary leader Nikolai Baumana professional Russian revolutionary of the Bolshevik party in 1922 due to its proximity to Baumanskaya StreetRussian: улица Бауманская. During the two years preceding this change of name, the park was dedicated to May Day (International Workers’ Day).
Major reconstruction of the garden undertaken in 2012–2013 significantly changed its infrastructure, turning it into a cultural centre while preserving and renovating some symbols of a bygone era; the alleys bordered with ancient trees and the quaint grotto ‘Belvedere’ are reminiscent of the former luxury of the estate, and visitors are welcome to enjoy night musical performances on the open-air stage that was featured in the cult Soviet movie The Pokrovsky Gate.
THE NIKOLAY BAUMAN GARDEN TODAY
The park has managed to successfully integrate itself into the city’s layout. It has become a true cultural centre as well as a great place for leisure. This site is bustling with activity at every time of year!
The park is disability-friendly and full of children-oriented recreational facilities, such as a giant playground and child educational centres offering a wide range of development programs. Active city-dwellers can also find something interesting for themselves in the Bauman garden, such as a jogging club open on Saturdays, a volleyball court during the warm season, and a free ice-skating rink with skate rentals during winter. Pay a visit to a professional yoga and fitness class or even learn to boogie like characters in 20th century movies. The open-air stage also hosts a flea market where every fashionmonger will discover vintage items to his or her liking. This flea market is open on Sundays. If you are a foodie, numerous food stalls and cafes are set up in the garden for your pleasure.© 2016-2018 moscovery.com