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Menshikov’s Palace (Saint Petersburg)

 Menshikov’s Palace (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya 15
Tel. 328- 1112

Open: 10:30am- 6pm Tue- Sat, 10:30am- 5pm Sun
Closed: Mon
Bus: 7, 187
Trolleybus: 1, 10
Metro: Vasileostrovskaya

 

 

 

 

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Description of Menshikov's Palace

Menshikov's Palace is one of the first palaces in Saint Petersburg and the only such structure from the time of Peter the Great. Its original owner Count Menshikov was a son of a peasant. He met future emperor Peter the Great while selling pirogi at the market. They became best friends. Throughout life Menshikov was by Peter's side during lavish parties and at the battle field. As you walk through its maze of corridors and numerous rooms you can see a whole transformation from medieval Russian life to opulent beauty of European palace. Overall external appearance of Menshikov's Palace is that of Baroque architectural style with a small park adjacent to the building. Menshikov's Palace stretches for 210 meters along the bank of Neva river. At the time of its construction it was one of the stone buildings in the area. There were no bridges either. Menshikov used a boat to get across Neva river to see his friend and Emperor Peter the Great. The main building of Menshikov's Palace is a two storey building with two adjacent wings- pavilions. One is reserved for house church while another is reserved for Japanese pavilion. After Menshikov's Palace was turned to the state it served as a school for Royal pages and later officers of the Russian army.

 

 

 


 

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