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Tavrichesky Palace (Tauride Palace) (Saint Petersburg)

Tavrichesky Palace (Tauride Palace) (Saint Petersburg)

 

47, Shpalernaya Ulitsa

Subway: Chernyshevskaya

Closed to the public

 

 

 

 

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Description of Tavrichesky Palace or Tauride Palace

Tavrichesky Palace (Tauride Palace) (Saint Petersburg)

Tavrichesky Palace or Tauride Palace was designed and constructed by Ivan Stratov by the orders of Empress Catherine the Great for her favourite and a lover Prince Grigory Potemkin. It was called Tavrichesky to honour its new owner who recently helped Empress to acquire Crimean peninsula in the modern day Ukraine. In the ancient times it was known as land of Tauris. Since antiquity was quiet popular at the time it is natural that the Greek name stuck after Prince Potemkin who added a nickname "Tavrichesky" to his last name. The palace was given as a gift by the Catherine to his son Paul after Potemkin's death in 1791. Future Emperor Paul despised lover of his mother so much that he turned beautiful residence into stables for his horses. In 1906 Tavrichesky Palace was transferred to the Russia's first Parliament, known as Duma. After the Revolution ch√Ęteau served as a college for top level Communist bureaucrats. Today Tavrichesky Palace serves as a Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States so it is closed to the public.

 

 

 


 

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