The Pavlovsk Palace used to be Emperor and Palatine residence
The palace and park ensemble "Pavlovsk" is a monument of architecture of the end of XVIII - beginning of XIX centuries. It was constructed by such outstanding architects, decorators and artists of XVIII-XIX centuries as C. Cameron, V. Brenna, A. Voronikhin, J. Kvarenghi, K. Rossi, P. Gonzago and others.
The Pavlovsk Palace used to be Emperor and Palatine residence. It is connected with the names of Paul I and Maria Fedorovna, Grand Dukes Michael Pavlovich and Konstantin Konstantinovich (K. R.). Today the Pavlovsk Palace is a museum, which collection has more than 45 thousands of exhibits and includes the collections of the Russian and West-European Applied and Decorative Arts, painting, costume and ancient sculpture. The museum develops new directions like the modern art exhibitions and educational activity for children and grown-ups.
The Pavlovsk park's territory is about 540 ha and it has the fame of one of the largest landscape parks of Europe. This is the only country park that is opened for the mainstream audience during two centuries. From XIX century there is the tradition of musical concerts that were taking place in the non-extant building of the Pavlovsk railway station.
The staff of the museum and park complex is working not only on the project of returning of lost exhibits and the building's and interior's restoration, but also on creating new programs that will satisfy all modern demands and aspects of the museum's work.
People can visit the palace's Front halls, the rooms of dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna, the exhibition called "The interior's decoration of XIX century", "The costume museum" and the portrait gallery of Romanovs. The park arranges annual music festivals named "Be famous, Glinka!" and "The Emperor bunch", and also mass holidays and folk festivals.
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