NEW BAROQUE PALACE
FIT FOR A TSAR
New Russian baroque palace Situated in village of Vyritsa on the banks of the Oredezh River, near St. Petersburg
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Situated in village of Vyritsa on the banks of the Oredezh River, near St. Petersburg sits a palace fit for a tsar. No, this is not a lost palace of the Romanovs. Designed and built by the St. Petersburg architect Igor Gremitskii, the palace is the residence of Russian businessman Sergey Vasiliev.
Built in the Russian baroque style, the palace resembles that of a smaller version of the Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo. It is surrounded by iron lattice fences, the beautiful gardens are crisscrossed with elegant pathways and dotted with celestial-blue plaster and snow-white statues, and cannons. The interiors showcase elegant marble staircases, the rooms include amber coloured walls, tortoise shell doors and rich wooden floors, while the palace chapel is dominated by a gold onion-shaped dome.
The photos below show that no expense or detail has been spared in recapturing a bygone era of Imperial Russian history. The owners have dedicated their palace in the memory of Tsar Nicholas II (pg. 261). In the garden is a statue of the last tsar and the grandiose church includes a magnificent stained glass window (pg. 274) and murals depicting the life of the martyred Imperial family.