Amusement Palace

Moscow, Russia

The Amusement Palace is located at the Kremlin’s western wall. It is situated between the Commandant and Trinity Towers. It was built in 1652 for Ilya Miloslavsky, who was the father-in-law of czar Alexei Mikhailovich. After the death of Miloslavsky, the palace went to the state. It was then used as a theatre. In the theatre performances were staged to amuse the family of the czar and his court. Hence, it got the name the Amusement Palace.

During the administration of czar Peter the Great, the Police Department was placed in the Palace. In the 19th century the Commandant of Moscow took up his residence there. The palace was restored in 2002-2004, including the original décor of its façade and the Church of our Lady’s Glorification.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 1652
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Russia

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Chandler Ponders (6 years ago)
so fun that i was poisoned the next day
Lilia Faizova (6 years ago)
Сюда не просто попасть. Если если возможность это сделать, обязательно сделайте. Весь комплекс - поразительного сочетание роскоши, вкуса, старины и истории
Don Cook (6 years ago)
Кирилл Патин (7 years ago)
Отличный вид. Все прекрасно и величественно в Московском Кремле.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Doune Castle

Doune Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century, then probably damaged in the Scottish Wars of Independence, before being rebuilt in its present form in the late 14th century by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (c. 1340–1420), the son of King Robert II of Scots, and Regent of Scotland from 1388 until his death. Duke Robert"s stronghold has survived relatively unchanged and complete, and the whole castle was traditionally thought of as the result of a single period of construction at this time. The castle passed to the crown in 1425, when Albany"s son was executed, and was used as a royal hunting lodge and dower house.

In the later 16th century, Doune became the property of the Earls of Moray. The castle saw military action during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and Glencairn"s rising in the mid-17th century, and during the Jacobite risings of the late 17th century and 18th century.