The Menshikov Palace

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The Menshikov Palace
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A vision in yellow, this majestic palace - now housing Russian cultural artifacts - once belonged to Alexander Menshikov, ruler of Russia for two years until accused of treason and exiled to Siberia.
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Universitetskaya Emb., 15 Vasiliostrovskaya Metro Station, St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
Neighbourhood: Vasilyevsky Island
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drogilmour
Guatemala City, Guatemala2,691 contributions
Only if you are into epoque furniture
Dec 2019
Located on the banks of the Neva, opposite from Herimtage, on the University Embankment; It is considered as the first stone building of St. Petersburg, besides that not much to see.
The interiors are somehow empty, but if you are interested in visiting a house with furniture of the beginning of 1800 and some objects associated specifically with Alesander Menshikov, an associate of Tsar Peter.
If you do not read or speak Russian i would suggest you skip visiting the interiors, just keep in mind the location of the palace in case you walk by to appreciate the exterior architecture
Written 20 January 2020
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Becky G
Milwaukee, WI38 contributions
If you have time
Oct 2019
It's on Vasilyevsky Island. I wouldn't see it if I had limited time. It's an older home and did have some interesting artifacts. I liked it, but I had 2 weeks in St Petersburg. Don't see it if you only have 3 days. Or if you are in the area, it's worth a visit. It's close to the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography
Written 19 October 2019
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Artyom Z
St. Petersburg, Russia122 contributions
Don; waste time
Oct 2019
This Palace is quite small without any architecture nor art interesting objects. Though, this one should be considered within it's timeline which refers to the very first years of Saint P foundation. Still, for contemporary person this sightseeing may not appeal, so I wouldn't really recommend it for visiting.
Written 5 October 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,327 contributions
One of the beautiful palaces in the city
Oct 2018 • Solo
The Menshikov Palace is one of a lot of palaces located in the imperial city of Saint Petersburg, in the North-Western part of Russian Federation. It is located on a promenade of Neva River, so you can see the river from the main facade. It is possible to visit some of the rooms of the palace, which are beautiful. One of the some recommendable visits in the city.
Written 24 September 2019
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Annie S
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK161 contributions
No queues!
Aug 2019 • Couples
Whilst the rest of the city was awash with tourists this little gem was delightfully quiet. Opened at 10.30 with just a few people waiting. We had a guide who translated the palace’s guide for us but with a good guide book you could still get a lot from this place. Probably wouldn’t take more than an hour or so. Look out for their great coffee shop, entrance just along the street.
Written 10 August 2019
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Julia Ray
St. Petersburg, Russia3,066 contributions
The pearl on the outskirt
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Palace is well kept, was not ruined during World War II, so it is a real pearl.
Brilliant architecture design, splendid view, great park around.
The excursion is multimedia style first to get a kind of insight about the epoque, the place and the owners, then tourists proceed to the rooms decorated according to 19th century as the original 18th centuries items were lost.
The palace had many owners snd among them the Empereur family ( Pietr 3 and Catherine 2)

Written 20 April 2019
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Noémi M
Lyon, France10 contributions
If you are on the island, go and visit it!
Nov 2018 • Couples
It's a bit difficult to find it for the first time (the entrance is just next to the café-restaurant), but it's a very interesting place - especially if you are not seen the Hermitage yet. You can see how a very-very rich nobleman lived next to the tzar - and than you can go to the Winter palace and you will see what was the difference :D Authentical reconstruction and iteresting fact - nor so many room, so you can finish within an hour.
Written 9 November 2018
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Serge M
London, UK151 contributions
Remarkable house w/historical artefacts, an hour to spend.
Sep 2018 • Couples
The palace is actually a big house, built at the riverside, has great views and stores many historical things and artefacts, collected by Menshikov.
Interesting to visit, but exposition is quite small, hour to see is more then enough. Biggest part of the building is restricted from visitors, so halls left to overview are not too large.
If you love russian history, the palace may be the must-see place. Otherwise you'd better try tsar residences.
Written 11 October 2018
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Alan186346
Thirsk, UK337 contributions
realise "palace" means "grand house"
Jul 2018 • Couples
The story behind the building is remarkable and shows the power play of Peter the Great's friend - Menshikov was lucky to keep his life!. The building grew over time and it stood, originally, right next to the river. It is more of a home than a grand palace and reflects the styles of the different periods of construction. Artefacts are a curiosity, of course, but it was the building itself that held my interest. The information cards, hand held, were well written and thoughtful.
Written 7 October 2018
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Elmatar
Tartu, Estonia120 contributions
Don’t miss much if you skip it neither
Jul 2018 • Couples
You get the visit to the Menshikov Palace included in the 2-day Hermitage ticket. As we started our day from Vassilevsky island, we visited Menshikov Palace before the Hermitage. It’s a nice palace with many halls. Every Hall has a different wooden floor, worth seeing. There are several rooms covered with Dutch white&blue tiles.. for me it left the impression of rather a bathroom, but it was the fashion then. If you have plenty of time, worth visiting. If you don’t have much time, you won’t miss much neither.
Written 25 July 2018
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