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Marble Palace (Saint Petersburg)

Marble Palace (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

Millionnaya Ulitsa 5
Tel. 312- 9196
595- 4248
Closed: Tues
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Marble Palace or Constantine Palace

Marble Palace or Constantine Palace was constructed in 1768- 85 upon orders of Empress Catherine II the Great. She intended to give it as a present for her favourite (lover) Count Grigory Orlov, thus she chose one of the most distinguished architects in the Russian Empire Russian- Italian Antonio Rinaldi. However Orlov died in 1783 before he could get a chance to move into new residence. Catherine presented Marble Palace to her grandson Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich, thus a second name for Marble Palace is Constantine Palace after its first permanent owner.

 

 

 


 

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Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

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