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The Catherine Palace, Sadovaya ulitsa, 7, Pushkin, Russia, 196601 - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

The Catherine Palace, Sadovaya ulitsa, 7, Pushkin, Russia, 196601

 

The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, 25 km southeast of St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars.

The Catherine Palace, Sadovaya ulitsa, 7, Pushkin, Russia, 196601 - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

The Chapel at the Catherine Palace

 

The Catherine Palace, Sadovaya ulitsa, 7, Pushkin, Russia, 196601

 

The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, 25 km southeast of St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars.

ornate hallway, Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

ornate hallway,

Hermitage Palace,

St. Petersburg, Russia

 

The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Its collections include the largest collection of paintings in the world.

 

The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian Tsars

 

   
Novgorod Kremlin Walls, of Novgorod Oblast, Russia - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Novgorod Kremlin Walls

Novgorod Oblast, Russia

 

Novgorod Kremlin (also Detinets) stands on the left bank of the Volkhov River in Veliky Novgorod. The compound was originally the site of a pagan burial ground upon which the first bishop of Novgorod built the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom around 989.

 

The current fortress was built between 1484 and 1490 by Muscovite builders following Grand Prince Ivan III's conquest of the city in 1478; a third of it was paid for by the Novgorodian archbishop Gennady.

 

It is eliptical, 545 meters long and 240 meter wide with nine surviving towers (three other towers have not survived). The walls are 1,487 meters in circumference.

 

UNESCO recognised Novgorod as a World Heritage Site in 1992

Gallery, Pavlovsk Palace, Pavlovsk, near Saint Petersburg, Russia - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Gallery

Pavlovsk Palace

Pavlovsk, near Saint Petersburg, Russia

 

In 1777 The Empress Catherine II of Russia gave a parcel of a thousand hectares of forest along the winding Slavyanka River, four kilometers from her residence at Tsarskoye Selo, to her son and heir Paul I and his wife Maria Feodorovna, to celebrate the birth of their first son, the future Alexander I of Russia.

 

On it Paul built the Pavlovsk Palace. After his death, it became the home of his widow, Maria Feodorovna. The palace and the large English garden surrounding it are now a Russian state museum and public park.

 

 

The Citadel of Rostov, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

The Citadel of Rostov

Yaroslavl Oblast

Russia

The Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia  - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

The Boudoir of Empress Maria, Winter Palace, Palace Embankment, 32, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000.

 

The Winter Palace was, from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian Tsars

 

Situated between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square, adjacent to the site of Peter the Great's original Winter Palace, the present and fourth Winter Palace was built and altered almost continuously between the late 1730s and 1837, when it was severely damaged by fire and immediately rebuilt

 

Today, the restored palace forms part of the complex of buildings housing the Hermitage Museum.

The Drawing Room in Rococo II Style, with Cupids by Edward Petrovich Hau, Winter Palace, Palace Embankment, 32, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

The Drawing Room in Rococo II Style, with Cupids by Edward Petrovich Hau, Winter Palace, Palace Embankment, 32, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000.

 

The Winter Palace was, from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian Tsars

 

Situated between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square, adjacent to the site of Peter the Great's original Winter Palace, the present and fourth Winter Palace was built and altered almost continuously between the late 1730s and 1837, when it was severely damaged by fire and immediately rebuilt

 

Today, the restored palace forms part of the complex of buildings housing the Hermitage Museum.

   

 

 

 

 

 

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