Mariinskaya hospital

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The oldest hospital of public service in the city

Mariinskaya Municipal Hospital was founded in 1803 as a hospital for the poor. Before 1805 it was in the building of the Correctional House near the Kalinkin Bridge. The main building and wings were designed in the Empire style in 1803-05 (architect G. Quarenghi). In 1828 Mariinskaya Hospital was named in memory of the Empress Maria Fedorovna. In 1848 the building for the women’s ward was constructed (at 12 Mayakovskogo Street), which received the name of Alexandrinskaya Hospital in memory of the daughter of Emperor Nicholas I Alexandra who died of tuberculosis (from 1926 the building housed the Institute of Neurosurgery). In 1894 the Mariinskaya Hospital was given to the authority of the City Government; 3-year advanced training courses were established for doctors and from 1904 onwards women doctors also started to be accepted. From 1918, it was called the Hospital in Memory of Victims of the Revolution, and in 1935 it was named Kuybyshev Hospital (in 1992 the historical name was returned). In the 1960s new wings of Mariinskaya Hospital were erected. The Mariinskaya Hospital is used as the clinical basis of the State Pediatrical Medical Academy. It has 1,300 beds. In various years I.V. Buyalsky, K.K. Reyer, E.V. Pavlov, A.A. Troyanov, N.A. Velyaminov, V.G. Baranov and others worked at the hospital. A monument to Prince P.G. Oldenburg, who was in the head of the Council of Curators in 1839-81, was opened In front of the hospital building in 1889 (the monument was demolished in 1933; a cup with a snake was installed in its place).

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Architect Quarenghi

The route will acquaint you with the creations of Giacomo Quarenghi, an architect discribed as the last of the great architects of Italy

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