Mikhailovskiy Castle Historical Museum, St. Petersburg

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4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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  • Dreams, dreams ... For 12 years prior to the construction of the Castle Paul I myself created 13 different options for its future. Painting colour has been selected in the color of the gloves mistress of Paul. Round-the-clock work was 6-thousands of people in over 3 years. And only 40 days to stay in his dream, Paul was murdered in his own bedroom. After killing the whole family left the Castle, he ruined and decay. From 1823, it housed the Main engineering school (hence its other name-engineer Castle. It same and Feodor Dostoevsky training took place). In the great patriotic war-hospital. Since 1994, the Russian Museum has conducted restoration. In the courtyard of the monument to Paul installed in 2003. Another name for the castle had St. Michael's Palace (in honor of the patron saint of the Romanov Dynasty-Archangel). Take a look at the inscriptions above the gate of the Castle. According to the legend, ûrodivaâ predicted Paul live for so many years, how many letters in a statement. He died at 47 years of age (count the number of letters). Another Mystic fact: Paul wanted to die where he was born. He was born in this same place, previously there was the summer palace of Elizaveta Petrovna. And they say that, so far, in the halls of the Castle appears the ghost of Paul I before lock is installed in 1800g. monument to Peter I on horseback. Note the left foreleg of a horse. Rastrelli did it in the form of a woman's legs in shoe, as legend has it. Look, we noticed only a hoof, recessed in the pedestal. In the halls there are engravings and exhibits under capes not beware of rising, watch (you do not okriknut). There are sculptures-originals from the summer garden (summer garden now copies). Look in the window of the castle on beautiful views. It is more profitable to buy in total box office ticket for visiting 4-piece museums, the most important thing is to have time to visit them, such a complex ticket is valid 3 days.
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  • After we visit the Church, we left the roundness and saw this huge building. Very nice, drew our attention and fícamos knowing that this is a very interesting Museum, but it was closed. We're back but didn't have time.
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  • One of the most beautiful buildings in St. Petersburg, with cool looks from all four sides. Is part of the Russian Museum, in fact, it and visit it is possible not only individually, but also buying Russian Museum complex three-day ticket. Currently, the Castle, among other exhibits, organized an exhibition of works by šikarnejšaâ Sylvester Shchedrin and artists of the school of Posillipo. For lovers of landscape painting is, as they say, mast. In addition, it should be noted that the castle is very interesting story inside you can tell about it, but also very interesting reading on the Internet. The castle is well worth a visit, even if you don't decide to visit the Museum inside (although ticket inexpensive, but if you take a three-day comprehensive Russian museum ticket, generally beneficial), this place is the last days of the life of Paul worthy to admire its façades in from all sides and see monuments located nearby.
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