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Summer Palace (Saint Petersburg)

Summer Palace (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

 

Kutuzov Naberezhnaya 2
Tel. 314- 0374
Closed: Tues Jan- April

 

 

 

 

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Description of Summer Palace

Summer Palace is a Baroque royal residence constructed in the early 18th century for Russian Emperor Peter I about the same time Saint Petersburg was established. Summer Palace is located on the banks of Neva river surrounded by a Summer Garden. Summer Palace with its 14 rooms was intended as a private residence during summer months, rather than hold any state events.

 

Summer Palace first floor contains bedroom of Peter the Great, kitchen, dining room, dressing room and a room for a attendant coachman. While the second floor contained a bedroom of his wife Empress Catherine and her children. Additionally a Green Room served as a personal office for the Russian tsar. It was decorated in the spirit of the new French fashion that was introduced by J. Leblon.

 

Panels, doors, and stairs of Summer Palace are made of oak. At the time of its construction oak wood was used mainly for the needs of the military fleet warships. Many aspects of the interior carry allegorical reference to the glory of victorious navy and army that won the Russian Northern War. Summer Palace of Peter I is preserved in its original conditions through centuries. In 1925 Summer Palace was nationalized and handed over to the Russian Museum. And in 1934 it was turned into a Historical Museum.

 

 

 


 

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