Mount Royal Park is the main attraction in the city of Montreal especially for those who love to spend the time in nature’s heart . This area was for a long time the home for residents who done a lot of activities in their free time. For the first time the park was opened in 1876 and meant to be a green area where the locals or visitors could practice a lot of interesting activities, taking a deep breath of fresh air. This park was designed also by the famous architect Frederick Law Olmsed, who had designed the New York’s Central Park. The park covers over 200 hectares and lays on a good part of the mountain, with a height of about 234 meters. A road is dividing the mountain in two parts so that the visitors could drive or walk till the top of the park for a spectacular view.
During the winter in the park was installed a toboggan attracting thousands of people who loved to practice these activity. In 1924 in the park was added the cross on the top of the mountain, that has a height of about 31 meters, and is very spactacular during the night, lighting, offering an amazing atmosphere to the park. In the park were included some more monuments and observation points were installed, a theater, a lake, an art center, trails and a lot of area for sport activities the visitors can find. In 2003 the Mont Royal Park became a total protected area from the decision of the Quebec and Montreal governments.
Mount Royal Park is the ideal place for spending a great time surrounded by the beauty of the nature,there you can have a picnic,a ice ski, to jog, for hiking, biking, the park hosts the Smith House ,used to be an art center but nowadays is a center where the visitors can find more information about the city’s history or park’s history. on the top of the mountain there are four important cemeteries: a nondenominational cemetery, a Roman Catholic one and two jewish cemeteries. On one peak of the mountain is situated the University of Montreal, its towers can be seen from the top of the mountain.
So this park is real unique masterpiece including significant monuments of art and interesting attractions that will fascinate the visitors for their history and architecture. Mount Royal Park is the perfect space to escape from the real world and coming here you can spend unforgettable moments in a pleasant atmosphere , letting the possibility to dream or to medidate while you breathe fresh air.
By Eugenia Cvasov
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