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Petrovsky traveling palace description and photos - Russia - Moscow: Moscow. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Petrovsky Traveling Palace was built under Catherine II in 1776-1780 in honor of the successful end of the Russian-Turkish war. The palace was built on the St. Petersburg road and was intended for the rest of the tsars and members of the royal family at the entrance to Moscow. Catherine II stayed here for the first time in 1787. In 1797, Paul I stayed in the courtyard before his coronation.
In 1812, the palace was ravaged. Subsequently, the renovated palace was given over to state apartments, where high-ranking tsarist officials stayed.
The palace was built by the architect M. Kazakov and is a `` Gothic style '' estate. The palace is surrounded by battlements with towers. The facade of the building is made in the Old Russian style. Here you can see such decorative details as double arches with hanging weights, pitcher-shaped pillars, interfloor rods. All these details are created of white stone and look very elegant against the background of red brick walls.
But the building itself is made in a typical classical style: it is a cubic volume with a rotunda in the center and risalits protruding from the sides. The building has a floor-by-floor division: basement, ceremonial and attic. The main entrance is framed by a portico.
In 1920 the building of the palace was transferred to the Air Force Academy. Among the graduates of this academy were the founders of Soviet aviation, legendary personalities: S.V. Ilyushin, A.I. Mikoyan, A.S. Yakovlev, as well as our first cosmonauts: Y. Gagarin, V. Tereshkova, A. Leonov and others.All these details are created of white stone and look very elegant against the background of red brick walls.
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