The Palace of Beloselsky-Belozersky

Palace of Beloselsky-Belozersky (or Sergievsky Palace) is a palace in St. Petersburg, on Nevsky Prospekt at its intersection with the Fontanka River (Anichkov bridge).

The author of the project is the architect A. I. Shtakenshneider, who carried out the construction in the style of the so-called “Russian neo-baroque”.

The original interiors of the palace have been preserved, among which the main halls on the 2nd floor stand out: the Oak Hall (former library), which was used as a small concert hall, the Picture Gallery, the Grand Dining Room, the Beige, Green and Raspberry living rooms, the Mirror (ballroom) hall with a beautiful acoustics, which was originally intended for concerts and is still used in this capacity.

In all these and other halls, artistic decoration of the mid-late 19th century has been preserved: fireplaces, lamps, stucco, paintings, mirrors, furniture and much more.

Now several organizations rent premises on the territory of the palace:

  • St. Petersburg cultural center “Palace of Beloselsky-Belozersky” (theatrical and concert events, excursion programs)
  • “TV Channel One – St. Petersburg”
  • Museum of the formation of democracy in modern Russia named after Anatoly Sobchak
  • Saint Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra

Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace was built at the opposite end of Nevsky Prospekt as an architectural mirror of Stroganov Palace.

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