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Prioratsky Palace (Gatchina)

Categories / Architecture/Architectural Monuments/Palaces

PRIORATSKY PALACE (Gatchina, Prioratsky Park), a unique rammed-earth construction in Neo-Gothic style (1797-1799, architect N.A. Lvov), inseparably connected to the landscape of Black Lake and Prioratsky Park. The walls of the Prioratsky Palace were erected from a frame, using a special mortar, with wooden coffered floors, rammed into the ground. The name of this Father Superior's Abbacy is connected with Grand Priory of the Maltese Order established in Russia, but the Prioratsky Palace has never been used for the order's ceremonies. The silhouette of a two-storied building with high roofing is complicated with a stone tower with a spire (height 30.8 m). Not requiring repair until the 1880s, the Prioratsky Palace was used as a spare palace; from 1885, court choristers were quartered in it. After October 1917, the palace was turned into a recreation house, then into a Young Pioneers' House and a regional museum. Since the 1990s, it has been under restoration. See also Gatchina article.

Y. M. Piryutko.

Lvov Nikolay Alexandrovich

см. при ст. Гатчина.


Gatchina, museum and reserve

GATCHINA, museum and reserve, founded in 1918 at the time Gatchina Palace and Palace Garden with the adjacent facilities were first open to visitors. Among others, V. Y. Kurbatov, N. E. Lansere, V. K. Makarov, and S. N

Lvov N.A. (1751-1803), architect

LVOV Nikolay Alexandrovich (1751-1803), architect, poet, engraver, scientist, engineer, privy counsellor, member of the Russian Academy (1783), honorary member of the Academy of Arts (1786). Received a home education

Maltese Order

MALTESE ORDER (the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Johnnits, hospitaliers, knights of Rodos), a monastic knightly order. It was named after the hospital (travelers’ home) in Jerusalem