A historical garden located between Staraya Basmannaya and Novaya Basmannaya streets. The whole territory of the park is a cultural heritage site, a monument of gardening and a work of art of regional significance. The history of the garden dates back to the end of the 18th century, when Prince Golitsyn presented the city with a part of his estate.
Located in the very centre of Moscow between Kurskaya and Krasnye Vorota metro stations, in close proximity to the ever-busy Garden Ring road, the Garden is hidden between the old buildings of Basmanny district, creating an oasis of tranquillity and harmony with nature. Shaded quiet narrow lanes, rich in greenery, a cosy little rose garden and birds singing — everything here is designed to immerse the visitor in a world distinct from the hectic metropolis.
It is commonly believed that Soviet comedy The Pokrovsky Gate was filmed in Bauman Garden on the Seashell, a historical stage, but there is no credible evidence to prove it. The concert stage, built back in the 1920–1930s, now hosts both concerts and film screenings. In 2017, the historical stage was transformed and given a new life with the installation of fabulous disco balls.
A large street outdoor is located right at the main stage. Movie Fridays have already become a tradition in the Garden. In summer, open lectures and screenings of various films are held every week. The Garden also hosts a variety of film festivals and events dedicated to cinema, such as the KONIK International Festival of Short Films, the New Harvest Youth Film Festival, the Street Film Festival and the Cinema Night event.
2012–2013, a new bright and functional facility Inhabited Fence was built in the Garden. Where there was once a blank wall facing the sides of neighbouring buildings, there is now a row of bright-coloured and remarkable buildings, resembling Dutch architecture. Inhabited Fence harmonises perfectly with the overall appearance of the historical garden and has now become an indispensable part of it. Today it hosts cosy cafés, a yoga club, a vinyl records store for real vinyl lovers and other comfortable little places that enliven the Garden.
At the end of 2012, a 'kid's village' was installed in the Garden — a designer playground, inspired by those in the Netherlands. Futuristic and beautiful, the playground is divided into zones to accommodate visitors of various ages and types. It resembles both a roller-coaster and a magic ship.
A berceau (French for cradle, crib) is a structure placed in gardens and parks, a passage of vaulted trellis-work for climbing plants, resembling an upturned cradle (hence the name).
The berceau is a uniquely picturesque and secluded part of the Garden. The vine-covered archway is a popular all-year-round attraction. In summer, you can hide in the nice shade, watching the peculiar play of light, and in autumn, you can enjoy the unbelievable colour palette. Creative lighting makes the berceau look attractive even at night. Last year, two more arched structures were installed.
This small and cosy Garden has a place for sports enthusiasts, too. A comfortable sports ground and workout area is separated from the main passages so that ordinary visitors and mothers with children will not bother the people exercising. In summer, you can play table tennis here. In summer, fans of real tennis can play on an open court (for a fee).
When entering from the Staraya Basmannaya Street, visitors immediately find the building ensemble of Prince Golitsyn's estate. On the left, there is a small two-storey mansion (Staraya Basmannaya 15/3), perhaps one of the most curious and mysterious buildings on Staraya Basmannaya Street and one of the oldest civil buildings outside the Zemlyanoy Gorod area. And on the right, you will find the main 18th-century mansion of Prince Golitsyn's estate. Now they accommodate exhibition spaces in which a wide variety of expositions are held.
Bauman Garden is a modern public space with a rich history located in the city centre. In winter, visitors can skate on an ice rink near the stage. Bicycle rental is available in summer, as well as a sports ground with a workout area. When the weather is warm, the Garden offers free yoga, fitness, dance classes and much more. The park is also becoming a venue for Moscow's open-air music, book and film festivals.
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