The Menshikov Palace, Leitenant Smidt Embankment, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Menshikov Palace is a Petrine Baroque edifice in Saint Petersburg, situated on Universitetskaya Embankment of the Bolshaya Neva on Vasilyevsky Island. It was the first stone building in the city.
The architectural ensemble on the University Embankment is rightly recognized as one of the most beautiful in St. Petersburg. On the waterfront, there are magnificent views of the opposite bank of the Neva, the Admiralty, the English Embankment, the dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the landmark monument to Peter the Great, the Bronze Horseman. The construction of the embankment had a powerful influence on later architectural constructions of the 18th century.
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