The Bogoroditsky Palace Museum is located on the former estate of the Counts Bobrinsky. The estate was built by Catherine II for her illegitimate son Aleksey Bobrinsky.
The museum's permanent exhibitions display artwork from the estate's ensemble, including the architect I. Starov, the landscape designer A. Bolotov, and the owners of Bogoroditsk estate, the Counts Bobrinsky. The main suite on the second floor demonstrates interior decorations from the turn of the 18th century. This collection of ornamental art is perfectly complemented by sculptures, paintings, refined curtains, and houseplants.
The palace building was designed by I. Starov in the Early Classical style. The building is not only a part of the estate's palaces and gardens, but is also the center of Bogoroditsk: the town's five main streets fan out from the palace. The layout of the town and the landscape park was developed by Russian polymath A. Bolotov, who was the estate manager in 1776-1796 at the behest of Catherine II.
The complex includes an entrance tower, which serves as a parade entrance, and the Holy Kazan Cathedral. The architectural ensemble is complemented by a pond that reflects the park and palace facade.
|Phone number:||8 (4876) 12-25-32|
|Address:||Tula obl., Bogoroditsk, park territory, building No. 1|