Named after the Roman god of war and once the scene of 19th-century military parades, the grassy Mars Field is a popular spot for...
Under wraps for restoration, the buildings along the north side of Stables Square is where the imperial court once kept its horses and...
Alexander Pushkin, Russia’s national poet, had his last home here on one of the prettiest curves of the Moyka River. He only lived here...
There's a very warm welcome at this charming pay-by-the-hour cafe. In summer there's outdoor seating in the courtyard as well as two...
Whitewashed brick walls and a lime-green bike (seemingly a currently obligatory piece of decor for all local hipster joints!) set the...
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Marble Palace information
This branch of the Russian Museum features temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and a permanent display of paintings from the Ludwig Museum in Cologne that includes works by Picasso, Warhol, Basquiat and Liechtenstein. The palace, designed by Antonio Rinaldi, gets its name from the 36 kinds of marble used in its construction. Highlights include the Gala Staircase, made of subtly changing grey Urals marble; and the impressive Marble Hall, with walls of lapis lazuli and marble in a range of colours from yellow to pink.
Built between 1768 and 1785, the palace was a gift from Catherine the Great to Grigory Orlov for suppressing a Moscow rebellion. Outside it stands the equestrian statue of Alexander III.