The Engineers (Mikhailovsky) Castle

This palace-castle, rather unusual for the generally peaceful architecture of St.-Petersburg, is located on the bank of two rivers - Moika and Fontanka, beyond the Summer Garden. There are many legends connected with this mysterious place. This was the residence of Paul I, the son of Catherine the Great, who did not like living in the main residence Winter Palace. He saw conspiracies everywhere, and so he decided to build this castle which one could enter only by a drawbridge. But Paul did not live even a month here: his suspicions were not unfounded and several weeks after he moved in he was assassinated by conspirators in this castle.

Today the Engineers (Mikhailovsky) Castle is a branch of Russian Museum; it derives its name from the Academy of Engeneering which was situated here in the XIX century.

In front of the entrance you cannot help noticing the monument to Peter I with the inscription from Paul "To the great-grandfather from the great-grandson": every Romanov sought to establish a personal relationship with the great ancestor.

"... När Millenniumskiftet kom 2000, minns vi alla vad vi gjorde, eller hur? Jag hade cancer, Hodgkins lymfom ... Och nu när jag står här 17 år senare förstår du att det gick bra! Förutom en viktig sak ... "

Hillevi

”... Jag är singel kvinna och när man är ensam, är man mycket känslig ... Ni såg mig som en person och jag kände att ni kunde hjälpa mig ...”

Birgita

“Three times I went to Russia to pick up some eggs. Six embryos tested by PGS and one was good ))) This little embryo was born when I was 44 and the egg they used was from me when I was 43…”

Susanne


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