Yes! In the very center of Moscow, a beautiful monument of architecture has been preserved - the Petrovsky Travel Palace, which, by the way, in 2014 turned 230 years old.
Architect Matthew Kazakov built Petrovsky Palace Palace on the orders of Catherine II in honor of the victory of Russia over Turkey in the war of 1768-1774.
Externally, the building looks a bit unusual, as it combines several architectural styles at once. So, lancet arches and windows are made in the Gothic style, and barrel-shaped columns witness the Old Russian style. The palace itself is a three-story structure, topped with a dome. Adjacent to it, one-story outbuildings form the front yard.
As a place to sleep, the kings used the palace after a long journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Although the center of power was concentrated in St. Petersburg, the royal personages were married to Moscow's kingdom in the Assumption Cathedral. After a two-week shaking in a carriage, the royal persons rested for 2-3 days in the Petrovsky Palace before the solemn ceremony.
But what seemed very unusual to us was the decoration of the towers.
(Mikhail Zhebrak. Moscow. Gothic. Film from the series "Walking in Moscow", series 32)
Globalization goes well, and now there is a noisy metropolis around the palace. And we can look two hundred years ago and see how the palace looked then and how it appears before us now.
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