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Governor's Palace of the Kazan Kremlin description and photos - Russia - Volga region: Kazan. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Governor's Palace is located in the northern part of the Kazan Kremlin. It occupies the highest part of the Kremlin territory. The single complex of the Governor's Palace also includes the Syuyumbeki Tower and the Palace Church.
The building of the palace was built in 1845 - 1848. specially for the military governor. The palace project was carried out by the famous architect K.A. Ton, known for such architectural structures as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Great Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The construction of the palace building was supervised by the architect A.I. Peske, who arrived from St. Petersburg to Kazan to conduct restoration work after a large fire that happened in 1842. The interior decoration of the palace was done by M.P. Korinthsky. On the site of the construction of the palace in the khan's fortress, there was a palace ensemble. In the 18th century, this place was the home of the chief commandant. The building was the Governor's Palace until 1917.
The Governor's Palace, founded in 1845, consists of the main building and semicircular buildings adjoining it from the north side for household services with a passage to the courtyard. The building of the palace was built of bricks and has two main floors, a mezzanine floor and a basement. The building structure is symmetrical. The risalit is located in the center of the main facade. At the level of the second floor, there are eight semi-columns in pairs with smooth trunks and capitals with the Corinthian order. The pediment is formed by three keeled arches. In the middle arch is the coat of arms of the Republic of Tatarstan. On the main facade there are two entrances - a porch on two columns, decorated with palm capitals. The upper part of the columns has spiral connections, the lower ones are vertical. The first floor of the building is decorated with semicircular windows with openwork binding. The architecture of the Governor's Palace is consonant with the features of the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow.
Restoration work in the building has been going on since 1950. In 1983, the main facade was restored according to the project of the architect S.A. Kozlova. In 1996 - 1997 the semicircular annex located on the north side of the building was restored. The complete restoration of the building and its interiors was completed by 2001. Today the building is the Presidential Palace. The presidential standard flutters on the central projection of the building's facade.
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