Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace

St Petersburg

The photogenic salmon-pink backdrop to the Anichkov is provided by the 1840s rococo Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace. Check the posters outside for details of the concerts that are occasionally held in the palace’s grandly oak-panelled and stuccoed concert hall.

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