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Konstantin palace (since 2003 - The National Congress Palace) is a beautiful monument of architecture and landscape art located on the picturesque coastline of the Gulf of Finland, less than 20 km away from the centre of St. Petersburg

"The National Congress Palace" State Complex was created on the basis of an architectural monument of the 18th century – the Strelna Palace and Park ensemble. As early as 1715, Peter the Great planned to build a grand imperial residence here that would be able to overshadow the famous Versailles in scale and beauty. At the end of the 18th century, Strelna became the residence of the Grand Dukes of the house of Romanovs. After the revolution of 1917, the Strelna ensemble was declared a "first-class architectural monument". Unfortunately, during the Great Patriotic War, the historical palace and park ensemble suffered significant destruction. In 1955, after the necessary restoration work, cadets of the Leningrad Arctic College settled in the Konstantin Palace. The school existed until the early 1990s, and then the years of desolation began. The residence, conceived by Peter I as the “Russian Versailles”, was on the verge of extinction. The beginning of the XXI century became a truly fateful time for the architectural monument. Under the auspices of the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, works of unprecedented scale and time limits began in Strelna in order to renovate and reconstruct the historical ensemble. The Konstantin Palace and park were revived in accordance with the design schemes, drawings, memoirs and other documents of the XVIII - XIX centuries; new buildings and structures appeared. The National Congress Palace first opened its doors to celebrate the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg.

G-20 and G-8 summits, Russia-EU meetings, negotiations between state and government leaders, as well as formal visits are just some of the activities taking place at the state residence.

Currently, the Konstantin Palace and Park Ensemble is accessible for all comers and is one of the most important tourist sights in St. Petersburg. The palace and park complex includes: the magnificent Konstantin Palace, Lower and Upper Parks located on the Petrovsky Island, the Negotiations Pavilion, a modern Press Centre, the five-star Baltic Star Hotel, 20 two-story cottages of the Consular Village, the Stables Building and the Excursion Bureau.

The complex is considered to be one of the most prestigious venues for events of any level - all the halls are equipped with high-end technology.

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  • Address: St. Petersburg, Strelna, Glinki ul., 6, bld 4
  • Phone Number: +7 (812) 438-53-60
  • Site: www.konstantinpalace.ru
  • Email: office-travel@mail.ru
  • Additional: https://www.konstantinpalace.ru/en/main
  • Working time:
    Monday - Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Wednesday: Free
    Thursday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Ticket office: 10:00 - 16:00 During the State events Konstantin palace is closed for visitors
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