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Vorontsov Palace

The palace building, originally owned by the Russian diplomat, statesman and Chancellor of the Russian Empire, Count Mikhail Vorontsov, is distinguished by a rich interior and facade decoration, beautiful stucco molding and lush gilded carvings. The Vorontsov Palace is separated from Sadovaya Street by a massive cast-iron fence.

Interestingly, Count Vorontsov, although he was a very wealthy person, still had to refuse to participate in the construction, since the building with dozens of state halls and chic interiors turned out to be too expensive enterprise. As a result, the Vorontsov Palace became owned by the Russian treasury, and after a while it housed the Order of Malta, the oldest religious community of the Roman Catholic Church. At the beginning of the 19th century, architect Giacomo Quarenghi built the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the palace, and from the garden side, according to his own design, the Maltese Chapel was added to the main building of the palace.

Since 1955, the palace housed the Suvorov Military School, within the walls of which future Russian officers gnawed the granite of military science. In 2017, students of the [Nakhimov School] temporarily settled in the palace (https://kudago.com/spb/place/nahimovskoe-voenno-morskoe-uchilishe/). In 2019, the court moved to the building.

The palace building, originally owned by the Russian diplomat, statesman and Chancellor of the Russian Empire, Count Mikhail Vorontsov, is distinguished by a rich interior and facade decoration, beautiful stucco molding and lush gilded carvings. The Vorontsov Palace is separated from Sadovaya Street by a massive cast-iron fence.

Interestingly, Count Vorontsov, although he was a very wealthy person, still had to refuse to participate in the construction, since the building with dozens of state halls and chic interiors turned out to be too expensive enterprise. As a result, the Vorontsov Palace became owned by the Russian treasury, and after a while it housed the Order of Malta, the oldest religious community of the Roman Catholic Church. At the beginning of the 19th century, architect Giacomo Quarenghi built the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the palace, and from the garden side, according to his own design, the Maltese Chapel was added to the main building of the palace.

Since 1955, the palace housed the Suvorov Military School, within the walls of which future Russian officers gnawed the granite of military science. In 2017, students of the [Nakhimov School] temporarily settled in the palace (https://kudago.com/spb/place/nahimovskoe-voenno-morskoe-uchilishe/). In 2019, the court moved to the building.

The palace building, originally owned by the Russian diplomat, statesman and Chancellor of the Russian Empire, Count Mikhail Vorontsov, is distinguished by a rich interior and facade decoration, beautiful stucco molding and lush gilded carvings. The Vorontsov Palace is separated from Sadovaya Street by a massive cast-iron fence.

Interestingly, Count Vorontsov, although he was a very wealthy person, still had to refuse to participate in the construction, since the building with dozens of state halls and chic interiors turned out to be too expensive enterprise. As a result, the Vorontsov Palace became owned by the Russian treasury, and after a while it housed the Order of Malta, the oldest religious community of the Roman Catholic Church. At the beginning of the 19th century, architect Giacomo Quarenghi built the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the palace, and from the garden side, according to his own design, the Maltese Chapel was added to the main building of the palace.

Since 1955, the palace housed the Suvorov Military School, within the walls of which future Russian officers gnawed the granite of military science. In 2017, students of the [Nakhimov School] temporarily settled in the palace (https://kudago.com/spb/place/nahimovskoe-voenno-morskoe-uchilishe/). In 2019, the court moved to the building.

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st. Sadovaya 26

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https://kudago.com/spb/place/voroncovskij-dvorec/

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