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Entries / The Babolovo Palace (an ensemble of the Babolovo Park)

The Babolovo Palace (an ensemble of the Babolovo Park)

Categories / Tsarskoe Selo and town of Pushkin. The digital chronological reference book/Monuments of history and culture

Catherine II walking along the Taitsi water supply system noticed a nice hill on the Kuzminka River right bank. It was situated near the village of Babolovo aside of the Babolovo cutting. In 1780 a wooden house with outbuildings were built there. A stone building with the bathing hall and marble bath was built in 1783-1785 at this place by the architect I.V. Neyelov, the author of bath pavilions in the Catherine Park. The main interiors for resting were painted by F.D. Danilov. Iogann (John) Bush laid out a small landscape garden. In the 1810-1820s the palace and garden were included in the landscape composition of the Babolovo Park newly-created by F.F. Lyamin. In 1824-1829 the bathing hall was rebuilt to the design of V.P. Stasov and under the direction of V.M. Gornostayev for installing the huge bath which was cut out of Serdobolsky granite by the stonemason S.K. Sukhanov’s team. Emperors Alexander I, Alexander II , Nicholas II liked to include the Babolovo palace and park in their walking tours. During the war the palace was destroyed with a fire and has not been restored yet. The bathroom hall with the bricked vault and Sukhanov’s bath have been survived.

Semenova Galina Victorovna

Alexander I, Emperor
Alexander II, Emperor
Bush Iogann
Catherine II, Empress
Danilov Fedor Danilovich
Gornostaev Vasily Maximovich
Lyamin, F.F.
Neelov Ilya Vasilievich
Nicholas II, Emperor
Stasov Vasily Petrovich
Sukhanov Samson Xenofontovich

Babolovsky Park/Pushkin, town


25 June. A.D. Lanskoi, a favourite of Catherine II, died in Tsarskoye Selo. In 1785 the architector G. Quarenghi built the mausoleum over Lanskoy's grave. Later it was consecrated as the Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God
Source: Tsarskoe Selo


The granite bath-pool constructed by the famous stonemason Samson Sukhanov was placed at the round extension of the Babolov Palace during its reconstruction (architect V.P. Stasov)
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

Z.I. Yusupova’s Villa. (an ensemble of the Separated Park)

Two first areas, laid out by A.F. Vidov in 1855 for six country plots on the Separated Park territory, were granted by Emperor Alexander II for building Princess Z.I. Yusupova’s villa
Source: Tsarskoe Selo