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While eyes are naturally drawn to the splendorous St Isaac's Cathedral across the square of the same name, the less ... More
While eyes are naturally drawn to the splendorous St Isaac's Cathedral across the square of the same name, the less noticeable Mariinskii Palace is nonetheless of some interest. Designed by a German in 1839-1844, the palace was ordered by Nicholas I as a wedding gift to his favorite daughter Maria. In post-revolutionary times the building was adopted for use as the Executive Committee of the City Council, and the five Soviet crests adorning the facade are a reminder of this role. Nowadays the building is the seat of the city legislature.
This is the first stone building in St. Petersburg. The exterior is nothing special, but the interior is different from
any of the other palaces in the city. The former home of Russia's first Prime Minister, Alexander Menshikov, the ...
This bridge is positioned where Palace and Kutuzov embankments meet at the source of the Fontanka river. It was built
in the 1760s and was one of the city's first stone bridges. The granite covered bridge is one of ...
Situated on the corner of the Fontanka Canal and Nevskii Prospekt, the palace passed through a series of Imperial hands
before Alexander II presented it to his son Alexander III on his wedding day. In 1936, absolutely everything here ...
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