Today I want to tell you about the city where I lived for 10 years. This is the city of Gomel. It is located on the south-east of Belarus on the banks of the river Sozh. The city's population is more than 400,000. It is the largest city in the country (after the capital, of course).
Speaking of notable places in Gomel, one can not forget our park, one of the largest and most beautiful not only in Belarus, but also throughout Europe. He is considered the jewel of the city of Gomel. Lunacharsky Park, which created a Count Rumyantsev at the end of the XVIII century, admired by the Russians and tourists from abroad.
Lunacharsky Park now is a historic site, because here began to develop current Gomel. A significant point of the park is the Palace of Rumyantsev-Paskevich, bearing the names of their founders and benefactors of the city. Property Rumyantsev was one of the richest and most famous of the Russian Empire. Count Rumyantsev collected books, paintings, rare art objects, weapons. All of his collections, he passed on the legacy of future generations, and some of them you can see in the Museum of the Palace.
He formed one of the most romantic and picturesque places in the park - Swan Pond. Around it are walking couples and mothers with babies who are fed swans. The pond has recently remodeled and is now back with their beauty pleases visitors.
When Nicholas Rumyantsev was erected St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, whose golden dome can be seen from anywhere in the park. Paskevich built a chapel - shrine, whimsical architecture and certainly attracts the attention of tourists and residents. Paskevich also laid the winter garden, bringing from all parts of Tsarist Russia are many types of trees, plants and flowers.
The park protects the first Gomel resident - a monument to the first man to set foot on the land of Gomel. At his feet sits a lynx - a symbol of our city.
Lunacharsky Park - the most visited place of the city, loved by all residents. After all, here you can walk along the winding paths, enjoying the beauty of nature, down to the seafront and walk along the Sozh. And you can pick and Activities: ride a bike, rollerblading, riding on horseback. Everyone chooses for themselves and I am sure, is always happy!
All guests of Gomel strongly advise you to walk in the park named after Lunacharsky - you will not remain indifferent!