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Travel Palace (Путевой Дворец) (Tver)

 Travel Palace (Путевой Дворец) (Tver)

 

 

 

Location: Ulitsa Sovetskaya (former Millionaya) 6

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Travel Palace

Travel Palace was constructed in historic center of Tver in 1764- 66 under design of architect M.F. Kazakov. It unites architectural elements of Classicism and Baroque. This royal residence was built for Russian Empress Catherine the Great who wanted a more appropriate resting place during her travel from Russian capital of Saint Petersburg to medieval capital of Moscow. In the early 19th century the palace was reconstructed under new design of Karl Rossi. Travel Palace in Tver at the time was owned by granddaughter of Empress Catherine, Catherine Pavlovna, sister of Emperor Alexander I. She married the governor of Tver and wanted to turn old palace into new center piece of social life in the city.

 

 

Tver Travel Palace During the war and today

Tver Travel Palace During the war and today

During World War II Travel Palace was badly damaged by German troops. After the war it was restored to its former magnificent appearance. It houses Regional Art Gallery of Tver and Historical and Architectural Museum. Currently it undergoes new restoration of the facade and superstructure. It is virtually impossible to predict when will end or if it will end at all. It's been under restoration since 1990's and proved a good project for local officials to make money.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

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