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The palace is the oldest stone building in Saint Petersburg dating from the time of Peter the Great.
It is now a part of the Hermitage Museum.
Universitetskaya emb., 15
Alexander Menshikov was a close friend of Peter I and was governor in the early days of construction of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
It served as a military school until 1918.
Now it is renovated as a wing of the State Hermitage Museum.
A portrait of Peter I hangs over the fancy desk. The entire palace is a museum of period furniture.
Dutch Tile Ceiling
Many parts of the palace are lined in Dutch blue tiles such as this ceiling.
Rows of columns line the main entrance hall to the palace.
Entrance hall statue
Many sculptures adorn the halls.
An upper floor ornate room for music concerts.
Music room organ
The front of this clock is an organ. Somehow the keyboard emerges in the cabinet and a acoustic pipe organ may be played. The hall is used for concerts and this organ is sometimes played.
The bust of Menshikov greets visitors
Address: Universitetskaya emb., 15
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