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Yelagin Palace (Saint Petersburg)

Yelagin Palace (Saint Petersburg) 

4, Yelagin Ostrov

Subway: Krestovskiy Ostrov

Tel. +7 (812) 430-1131

Open: 10am- 6pm daily (ticket office till 5pm)

Closed: Mondays, last Tuesday of each month

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Yelagin Summer palace

 

Yelagin Summer palace stands on one of the islands in the North- west region of St. Petersburg. It was commissioned in 1818 by tsar Alexander I as a residence for his mother Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Her former home of Pavlovsk was too far by the standards of the time. Its architect, young Carlo Rossi, became the head of the project. The name of the palace comes from the family of Ivan Yelagin, Russian historian and poet during reign of Catherine II the Great, those lands were bought by the Imperial Family.

The palace complex consists of the main building, three pavilions, kitchen, stables and a garden that surrounds it. After death of Maria Fyodorovna the Yelagin Palace was transferred to Duchess Yuryevskaya and her children. She was a morganatic wife of Alexander II. After the Russian Revolution of 1917 and establishment of USSR the palace became the summer residence of Soviet Prime Minister. During German occupation the palace was badly damaged by the Nazi troops. It was subsequently restored after the war in 1950's. In 1987 Yelagin Palace was turned into the Museum of Decorative and Applied Art and Interiors of the 18th- 20th century.

 

 

 

 


 

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