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Shevchenko Park (Odessa)

Park-monument of landscape art in Odesa Oblast, Ukraine

Park's central alley
Major landmark, the Alexander's column
Monument to Taras Shevchenko at the park's entrance

Taras Shevchenko Park of Culture and Recreation is in the centre of Odessa. It is located in the central part of Odessa city. It carries the name of Taras Shevchenko since 1954.

Shevchenko Park (Odessa) Intro articles: 2

History

After the conquest of Khadzhibey in 1795, certain fortifications existed near Cape Langeron. Among these was the Odessa fortress, which constituted part of the so-called the Dniester Defensive Line, while located in the center of Odessa fortress was the Saint Andrew bastion. Following the Russo-Turkish War in 1811, the fortress was reorganized into a port side quarantine, and within the fortress a quarantine cemetery was established.

On city maps of the middle 19th century the area of quarantine was then known as "Serf's Garden." In 1840, according to the plans of Italian architect Francesco Boffo, this quarantine area was transformed into a garden. During this time the garden belonged to a military agency rather than city itself.

The park was officially opened on 7 September 1875 and on 10 September was named the "Alexander Park" after Alexander II of Russia himself had visited Odessa and planted an oak tree during the park's opening ceremony.

In 1936 the Stadium of Koscior, today known as the Chornomorets Stadium, was built.

Shevchenko Park (Odessa) History articles: 5

Major landmarks

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Coordinates: 46°28′44″N 30°45′12″E / 46.4789°N 30.7533°E / 46.4789; 30.7533

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