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Stroganov Palace

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Stroganov Palace is one of the best examples of Russian baroque style: stucco molding, paired columns, pilasters, fancy window frames. 

Stroganov Palace in St. PetersburgThe palace was built on the draft of Rastrelli in 1753-1756 for the famous dynasty Stroganoff. It was built by the architect in such a way so that the facade of the palace, overlooking to the Nevsky Prospekt and facade facing the Moika River embankment, were absolutely identical, inside was located the front courtyard. In contrast to the suburb house, this was the City Palace. On the pediment of each portico is coat of arms of Stroganov family.

A. Stroganov, President of the Academy of Arts, a major philanthropist and collector, gave his former serf A. Voronikhin opportunity to get an excellent architectural education. The first major work of the young architect was the restructuring of the interiors of the palace and the construction of new buildings on the site of the yard wings.

Up to date in the Stroganov Palace, is completed the restoration of the only interior in St. Petersburg, preserved decoration of F. Rastrelli - Grand Ballroom (128 square meters) with a unique bubble "Triumph of the Hero" by J. Valeriani, almost untouched by later alterations. Since 1988 Stroganov Palace is a branch of the Russian Museum.

 

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