Kremlin - Great Palace, Moscow

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    The Kremlin, Great Kremlin Palace
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    Great Kremlin Palace
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    The Kremlin, Great Kremlin Palace

    by kris-t Updated Jan 9, 2011

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    The Great Kremlin Palace was formerly the tsar's Moscow residence. The palace, which has more than 700 rooms, was built for Tsar Nicholas I between 1838 and 1849 by Konstantin A.Thon and Nikolay A. Chichagov and associates.

    It comprises the Palace of Facetsand the Holy Vestibule, parts of a 15th-century Palace, the Tsarina's GoldenChamber from the 16th century, the 17th-century Terem Palace, along with palace cathedrals and churches. At first sight,the building seems to have two storeys above the ground floor, but in factthere is only one upper storey with a double row of windows. Situated inthe new palace, is the enfilades of halls dedicated to the Russian orders St.George, St.Vladimir, St.Andrew, St.Alexander and St.Catherine, aswell as the imperial family's private apartments and a suite of state apartments.

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    Great Kremlin Palace

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 7, 2008

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    The stunning, yellow-and-white Russo-Byzantine facade of the Grand Kremlin Palace stands on the crest of Borovitsky Hill in the southern part of the Kremlin complex. The palace on view today was commissioned in 1837 by Emperor Nicholas I.
    In Soviet times, two of the Grand Kremlin Palace halls, the Alexandrovsky (St. Alexander) and Andreyevsky (St. Andrew) Halls, were combined into a single chamber to accommodate meetings and conferences of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and later of the Russian Federation.
    The ground floor of the Grand Kremlin Palace features the Imperial family's private apartments, which have been carefully preserved as a museum to the Russian Tsarist dynasty. All the rooms are sumptuously decorated with marble, stucco molding and murals and furnished with ornate and sumptuously designed furniture and fixtures. Particulary fine is the Catherine Hall, adorned with malachite pilasters and mantelpieces so skillfully and precisely matched in color and pattern so as to have been made from a single piece of the semi-precious stone.
    Unfortunately, like the magnificent Faceted and Terem Imperial Palaces, the Great Kremlin Palace is off-limits to visitors.

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    The Great Kremlin Palace

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jun 9, 2006

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    Moscow - The Great Kremlin Palace

    The Great Kremlin Palace was formerly the tsar's Moscow residence. The palace, which has more than 700 rooms, was built for Tsar Nicholas I between 1838 and 1849 by Konstantin A.Thon and Nikolay A. Chichagov and associates. It comprises the Palace of Facet sand the Holy Vestibule, parts of a 15th-century Palace, the Tsariza's Golden Chamber from the 16th century, the 17th-century Terem Palace, along with palace cathedrals and churches. At first sight, the building seems to have two storeys above the ground floor, but in fact there is only one upper storey with a double row of windows. Situated in the new palace, is the enfilades of halls dedicated to the Russian orders St.George,St.Vladimir, St.Andrew, St.Alexander and St.Catherine, as well as the imperial family's private apartments and a suite of state apartments.

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    The Great Kremlin Palace

    by Sharrie Written Dec 18, 2003

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    An impressive but rather "squarish" building. 125 m long!
    Commissioned by Nicholas I in 1837 to be the residence of the royal family when they visited Moscow for holiday. The then capital was St. Petersburg.

    Today, the halls on the first floor were used mainly for receiving foreign dignitaries.

    The architect who built this palace also built the State Armoury - Konstantin Ton.

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    Great Kremlin Palace

    by Canadienne Written Oct 14, 2003

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    Great Kremlin Palace (section)

    The Great Kremlin Palace is typically closed to visitors, however you may have some luck through Patriarshy Dom tours (website below).

    Our tour experience with them (Kolomenskoe) wasn't an A+, but I still think it would be worthwhile in order to gain entrance to a building you might not otherwise see. The Great Kremlin Palace (originally built in the 18th century) contains over seven hundred meeting rooms and five reception halls.

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    Great Kremlin Palace

    by Anya_D Updated Jan 26, 2003

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    This picture shows you the interior of the Great Kremlin Palace, the rooms which were used by the Tsars as residence when they visited Moscow from St. Petersburg (their permanent residence).
    Tours inside there are restricted. Now it is used for official ceremonies, one of the rooms serves as a tea room for the first ladies of the states during international visits.

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    THE GREAT KREMLIN PALACE

    by lidia664 Written Jan 8, 2003

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    THE GREAT KREMLIN PALACE is a rare example of Russian architecture of the second half of the 19th century. The construction of a new palace that would meet the requirements of the imperial family was launched in 1838 and continued for 11 years. The main facade of the Great Kremlin Palace faces the River Moskva. Its main facde is 125 meters long and 44 meters high. The palace contains nearly 700 separate rooms with a total floor area of about 20 000 sq.m. Its splendid 19th-century interiors which have been completely preserved to this day, are designed in a variety of styles from Baroque to Classicism. Nowadays the ceremonial halls and chambers of the palace are used for the official meetings and receptions.

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    the great kremlin palace

    by doug48 Written Jul 20, 2006

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    the great kremlin palace

    the great kremlin palace was built by tsar nicholas I in 1837. the palace was the tsar's residence when the tsar visited moscow. in the 1930's the palace was used for meetings of the supreme soviet.

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