Favourite residence of the last Russian Emperor, Nicholas II, and his family

One of the finest creations of Classicism in architecture, the Alexander Palace was the favourite home of several generations of the Romanovs for more than a century.

The palace is considered one of the best creations of the architect Giacomo Quarenghi who built it for Catherine II’s eldest grandson, the future Emperor Alexander I. The palace went down in history as the last home of the family of Emperor Nicholas II, who made it his permanent residence in 1905. That, in its turn made the Alexander Palace the center of statehood in Russia. It was from there that the family of the last Russian emperor went in exile to Yekaterinburg to meet their tragic end.


At the present time the palace is under restoration.


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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