Alexander Palace

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Alexander Palace
Александровский дворец
Alexander palace.JPG
Panoramic view of Alexander Palace in 2010
General information
TypeImperial residence
CountryRussia
Coordinates59°43′16″N 30°23′33″E / 59.721°N 30.3926°E / 59.721; 30.3926Coordinates: 59°43′16″N 30°23′33″E / 59.721°N 30.3926°E / 59.721; 30.3926
Construction started1792[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectGiacomo Quarenghi[1]
Alexander Palace

The Alexander Palace (Russian: Александровский дворец) used to be a place where rulers lived. It was in Tsarskoye Selo, near St Petersburg. It is mostly famous for being the place where the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family lived. It is in the Alexander Park. It was called an "elegant building" with the "greatest simplicity" and "comfort".[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Shvidkovskiĭ 2007, p. 287.
  2. The Alexander Palace in Detskoe Selo by V.I.Yakovlev (Leningrad 1927) p.39-40

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