Konstantin's palace in Strelna


Konstantin's palce in Strelna belonged to Konstantin, the second son of Paul I. After Konstantin's death the estate passed on to his descendants and became known by his name.  Prominent architects were invited to work here, but they failed to produce a finished, integral ensemble. The palace, suffering from repeated fires and reconstruction, gradually lost the 18th century splendour. After a large-scale reconstruction, completed in 2003, it has become the palace of Congresses run by the administration of the President of Russian Federation. 

Today within the palace expositions are the collections of Russian painting, decorative and applied arts of XVIII-XX centuries including the world-famous collection of M. Rostropovich and G. Vishnevskaya which are widely represented. At the grottos of Konstantin Palace there are wine cellars with one of the greatest collection of elite wines in the world. The palace is surrounded by the park, extending to the coast of the Gulf of Finland.

The “National Congress Palace” also includes the unique monument of fortification art – the Fort “Emperor Alexander I”. It is one of the few military bases which have remained up to now in the Gulf of Finland. 

Closed: on Wednesdays

Duration of a tour: 5-6 hours (including driving threre and back to St. Petersburg)

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a tour.

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