Mon Repos

Vyborg, Russia

Mon Repos or 'Monrepos' is a manor house and landscaped English park in Vyborg. Between 1788, when Ludwig Heinrich von Nicolai bought it, and 1943, 'Monrepos' was owned by the family of Baron Nicolai (better Nicolay). The historic core of the museum complex is a manor from the early 19th century. This consists of the Main house and the Library house, monuments of wooden classical architecture, and the landscape rock park designed in the romantic style, and which remains a unique monument of gardening art. Among the park designers were such architects as J. Martinelli, Auguste de Montferrand, A. Shtakenshneider, Ch. Tetam, artists Ya. Mattenleiter, and P. Gonzago. The area of the park is marked by special physical and geographical features, like the old Wiborgite granite, which is named after Vyborg, and glacial formations of up to 20 metres high. In this nature reserve, 50 species of different plants can be found, some of them being rare. Its fauna is diverse as well: the park abounds in numerous birds and animals.

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Founded: 1788
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Russia

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Abijah Kajabika (3 years ago)
Very well structured park with an immense history, I recommend visiting it with a guide so as to understand how magnificent this place is.
Alla Lanskaya (3 years ago)
Magical nature, especially loved it in winter (despite the construction works). But awesome in summer too. Will be back many more times
Andrew Zmeul (3 years ago)
Its quite big for a park for such a medium sized city. The city itself very beautiful and the park is even more awesome. Its clean and wild, and doesn't contribute your action, just walk in the forest by the gulf, there are almost none buildings and it has a lot of local herbs. I'll come over once again for sure!
Dmitry Pavlov (4 years ago)
Amazingly planned scenery park perfectly fitted into the surrounding terrain and taking advantage of water bodies. One of my favourite places of all in saint. Petersburg region
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