The Alexander Palace is a genuine pearl of St. Petersburg suburban architecture. The palace merits its status of a valuable object of Russian cultural heritage and was built at the direction of Empress Catherine II in the late XVIII century. The palace became a gift for the wedding of the Empress’ grandchild, Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich (the future Emperor Alexander I) with the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Alexeevna. In May 1796, the last year of the Catherine II’s reign, the construction of the palace was finished. On June 12, 1796, the imperial couple entered the New Palace.
When visiting the museum, personal protective equipment (masks and gloves) are provided. Visitors without personal protective equipment are not admitted to the exposition of the museum complex.