The Horses’ Cemetery
Close to the south side of the Pensioners’ Stable in the Landscape Park (the Alexander Park) is the spot where the “horses of the Emperor’s own saddle” found their last resting place. A row of stone slabs carved with inscriptions mark the graves of the favourite mounts of Russian emperors from Alexander I to Nicholas II. The first burials were made here in the 1830s, the last shortly before the 1917 revolution.
In all there were over 110 graves in this cemetery. Among those lying here are Lami, Alexander I’s steed, Flora that carried Nicholas I and Cob, on which Alexander III rode around his troops.
Today restoration work is being carried out on the territory of the Horses’ Cemetery.
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