MARIINSKY PALACE

Address: 6, Isaakiyevskaya Pl. (St Isaac’s Square)
MARIINSKY PALACE

The Mariinsky Palace is a present of Emperor Nicholas I to his daughter Maria for her wedding to Duke Maximilian of Leuchtenberg. The building in the Historical or eclectic style was built in 1838-1844 to a project by the architect Andrei Stackenschneider. The inner décor of the palace is notable for its luxury.

In 1884 the palace was sold to the state and became the residence of the supreme bodies of power of the Russian Empire. In the 1990s the building was redesigned for housing the State Council and in 1907 the architect Leonty Benois designed the Great hall for its sessions. After the revolution of 1917 the Mariinsky Palace housed various Soviet establishments.

Today the building belongs to the Legislative Assembly of Saint-Petersburg.