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Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich

Excursions 7  i 8

Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich

Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich
Several residences of Grand Dukes are located on Dvortsovaya (Palace) Embankment. The Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, son of Emperor Alexander II, is most magnificent. The fashionable that time eclectic building with its proper architectural d?cor looks grandly and monumentally.
The private rooms of the Palace host, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, were on the first level. The Official Staircase led up to the state rooms. In decorating the Palace rooms the architects employed a range to styles. The State Reception Room (Crimson Drawing-Room) was decorated in Italian Renaissance style, being the largest on the second level. The Drawing-Room in the Louis the Sixteenth style followed by the Small or Gothic Dining Room in the English Gothic style. The Coffee Room and the Dancing Hall were also there.
The Palace rooms were decorated with the richest collections of paintings, sculptures, arms, and items of decorative and applied art. It immediately became one of the centers of social life in Saint Petersburg. The Palace was called "the Small Emperor Palace" with balls, official formal receptions, musical and literature parties often held therein.

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