The Palace Pavilion of 1825 is the only surviving building from the palace of Emperor Alexander I of the early 19th century. The Tsar’s estate Kolomenskoye was the place that the young Emperor-to-be often visited along with his grandmother Catherine the Great.
In 1825, according to the project of Eugraph Tyurin, a new palace for Alexander I was built on the place of the ramshackle Catherine’s palace. But the Emperor died that year and had no chance to visit it. In the 1870’s, the derelict palace was deconstructed and only the Pavillion that served as a tea house or home theatre remained.
In 2005-2006, the Moscow State Museum-Reserve Kolomenskoye held a full-scale restoration of the Pavilion that brought back its original appearance.
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