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Belosselsky-Belozersky Palace

Excursions 7  i 8

Belosselsky-Belozersky Palace

The Belosselsky-Belozersky Palace in the heart of Saint Petersburg, we believe, strikes every passer by. The Palace is something that the guests of the Northern Capital can't miss even having no intentions to visit the building before. Location is of essence: the Belosselsky-Belozersky Palace stands on Nevsky Prospekt close to the famous Anichkov Palace.
This magnificent building was built to the design of Andreas Stackensneider. An interesting fact is that the building was the last private palace of the 19th century. The Palace history started in 1797 when Senator Naryshkin sold his piece of land to Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky. The family quickly constructed a big house, which underwent a major reconstruction soon. The hosts wished to live in a real palace, meeting their high position in society by all parameters. The Baroque Belosselsky-Belozersky Palace appeared at this place in 1848. It is noteworthy that this new beautiful building charmed Saint Petersburg residents of the day. Most likely that the Stroganov Palace became a prototype thereof.
Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky were collectors and brought porcelain, paintings, silverware and rare books from their trips abroad. All those things decorated the Palace interiors.

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