Place Details

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palace D. K. Cantemir — Gromov House

At the corner of Dvortsovaya Embankment and Mramorny Lane is the palace of Dmitry Cantemir, a Moldovan nobleman and “Voloshsky ruler” who bought a plot here. The palace was built for him in the 1720s by none other than Bartolomeo Rastrelli himself. Later, in the seventies of the XIX century, the former palace of Cantemir was bought by merchant Gromov, a wealthy industrialist and timber trader, who hires architect Karl to design his luxurious home Karlovich Rahau, who at that time was one of the best in his business.

When redesigning the house, it completely changes the decor. For example, there are two rectangular bay windows that support caryatid waist-length sculptures, and the interior is decorated in the Gothic and Rococo style. And it was then that three figures appeared on the corner of Millionnaya Street and Mramorny Lane, thanks to which the house became so famous.

One of the muses, the one that embodies fertility, holds a cornucopia of fruits and flowers, and at her feet is the mask of Bacchus (the god of winemaking), the muse of art plays the lyre and the muse in her hands of navigation rests a paddle and caduceus rod, a symbol of trade.

Currently, this house is occupied by one of the buildings of the University of Culture.

At the corner of Dvortsovaya Embankment and Mramorny Lane is the palace of Dmitry Cantemir, a Moldovan nobleman and “Voloshsky ruler” who bought a plot here. The palace was built for him in the 1720s by none other than Bartolomeo Rastrelli himself. Later, in the seventies of the XIX century, the former palace of Cantemir was bought by merchant Gromov, a wealthy industrialist and timber trader, who hires architect Karl to design his luxurious home Karlovich Rahau, who at that time was one of the best in his business.

When redesigning the house, it completely changes the decor. For example, there are two rectangular bay windows that support caryatid waist-length sculptures, and the interior is decorated in the Gothic and Rococo style. And it was then that three figures appeared on the corner of Millionnaya Street and Mramorny Lane, thanks to which the house became so famous.

One of the muses, the one that embodies fertility, holds a cornucopia of fruits and flowers, and at her feet is the mask of Bacchus (the god of winemaking), the muse of art plays the lyre and the muse in her hands of navigation rests a paddle and caduceus rod, a symbol of trade.

Currently, this house is occupied by one of the buildings of the University of Culture.

At the corner of Dvortsovaya Embankment and Mramorny Lane is the palace of Dmitry Cantemir, a Moldovan nobleman and “Voloshsky ruler” who bought a plot here. The palace was built for him in the 1720s by none other than Bartolomeo Rastrelli himself. Later, in the seventies of the XIX century, the former palace of Cantemir was bought by merchant Gromov, a wealthy industrialist and timber trader, who hires architect Karl to design his luxurious home Karlovich Rahau, who at that time was one of the best in his business.

When redesigning the house, it completely changes the decor. For example, there are two rectangular bay windows that support caryatid waist-length sculptures, and the interior is decorated in the Gothic and Rococo style. And it was then that three figures appeared on the corner of Millionnaya Street and Mramorny Lane, thanks to which the house became so famous.

One of the muses, the one that embodies fertility, holds a cornucopia of fruits and flowers, and at her feet is the mask of Bacchus (the god of winemaking), the muse of art plays the lyre and the muse in her hands of navigation rests a paddle and caduceus rod, a symbol of trade.

Currently, this house is occupied by one of the buildings of the University of Culture.

Address

st. Millionnaya 7

Source

https://kudago.com/spb/place/dvorec-d-k-kantemira-dom-i-f-gromova/

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