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State Complex "Congress Palace" (Konstantin palace)


Phone: спр. (812) 438-5360

Address: 198515, Saint-Petersburg, Berezovaya alley 3, Strelna

Working hours:* Warning:
group visits only

Internet:
    www.russianmuseums.info/M2490 - official web page
    State Complex "Congress Palace" (Konstantin palace) - W1089, official web site www.konstantinpalace.ru/

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Description:
    State Complex "Congress Palace" combines the functions of the state residence, museum and modern congress centre. The complex is located on the picturesque coast of the Gulf of Finland. Peter I planned to outshine the famous Versailles with this residence, which then became a grand-ducal estate.

    Konstantin palace is the Dominating structure of the complex. It is the former residence of grand dukes of the House of Romanovs and the revived monument of the Russian architecture of the XVIII-th century. Today within the palace expositions Russian painting, decorative and applied arts of XVIII-XX centuries including the world-famous collection of M. Rostropovich and G. Vishnevskaya are widely presented. At the grottos of Konstantin Palace wine cellars with one of the greatest collection of elite wines in the world are placed. The palace is surrounded by the park, extending to the coast of the Gulf of Finland



Museum's services:
   museum shop, lecture hall, museum's caffe

Next to the museum there are:
    hotels and restaurants


for museum professionals

Administrative phone:
    (812) 438-5334, Fax: (812) 438-5444



Foundation and opening day:
    opened: 27.05.2003

Organisation status:
   Federal

Organization form:
   non-for-profit

Organisation type:
    culture for society

Classification:
    Architect and monuments,Historical


Squares:
    permament show rooms 800м2
    temporary exhibitions 1200м2
    museum's parks 146,5га

Employee number:
    600 (curators: 10)

Average visitors per year:
    120000




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