Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Tsaritsyno museum and reserve in Moscow was founded in 1984 in the park of the same name. Today, we are going to visit its Grand Palace and its exhibition devoted to Catherine II.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Tsaritsyno is full of tourists all the year round.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

They will charge you $7 for entering its Grand Palace.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

They will also charge you another $3 for photographing.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

This place was intended to be a summer residence for Catherine II. Part of its exposition is devoted to the empress while the other part is about construction of the residence and its further renovation.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

One of its beautiful chandeliers.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Catherine’s Hall with tons of gold leaf, expensive parquet and crystal chandelier must be the most pompous. On the ceiling, you’ll find an inscription citing Catherine II running, “Without people’s trust, power means nothing”.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

The gem of the place is this marble statue of Catherine II made by sculptor A. Opekushin. It is 260 cm tall and has a weight of over 3 tons!

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

The Grand Hall also features an exposition of old silverware and crystalware.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

“Fruit bowl”.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Entering its Taurichesky Hall.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

It was named after Taurida (the Crimea) conquered by Duke G. Potemkin in the 18th century.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Here you can rent a dress to take a photo.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

They offer a bunch of different costumes for rent.

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Location: Tsaritsyno

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