This impressively dimensioned room was made to appear larger through the use of mirrors on many walls. It is now available for hire as a function centre. However, they do not relax their requirement that all visitors put on surgery-style overshoes to protect the wooden floors. Natalya said it's very amusing watching people dressed to the nines also wearing the overshoes.
Pushkin Palace June 5th 2017 Geo: 59.7156, 30.3948After a leisurely start we had an hour tour of the Faberge Museum. Then a 45 min drive to the re-named Pushkin Palace, home of the fabled Amber Room. This Summer Palace was built by Catherine I and vastly extended by her successors. Before the revolution Nicholas and Alexandra tried to shield their haemophiliac son from the public, and actually lived in the Summer Palace ... read more
Europe » Russia Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more