Located in Strelna just outside of St. Petersburg, Constantine Palace was commissioned by Peter the Great who wanted the palace to confirm the nation's status as a great maritime power. Regarded as an architectural masterpiece of its age, the palace was begun by Peter the Great with its foundations laid in 1720, but was not completed until 1807 after it was bequeathed to Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich.
Although the palace was ravaged during the German occupation, it was restored by the Russian government. Today, visitors come to admire the elegant structure, its gardens, and its remarkable view of the Gulf of Finland.
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