Grand Kremlin Palace interior design
Let’s have a close look at the details of Grand Kremlin Palace interior design. Bolshoy (Grand) Kremlin Palace is one of the palaces of the Kremlin. Built in 1838, 1849, at the behest of Emperor Nicholas I, by Russian group of architects under the direction of Konstantin Thon. The Palace is 125 meters long, 47 meters height; the total area is around 25000 m². The ensemble of the Palace includes the Terem Palace, nine churches (14, 16, 17 centuries), lobby and about 700 rooms. The building forms a rectangle with an inner courtyard. Five halls of the Palace (Georgievsky, Vladimirsky, Aleksandrovsky, Andreyevsky, and Ekaterininsky). Grand Kremlin Palace serves as the official residence of the President of Russia, the halls are used for the national ceremonials.
Meanwhile, Palace of facets was the main banquet reception hall of the Muscovite Tsars. Besides, it is the oldest preserved secular building in Moscow. Currently, it is an official ceremonial hall in the residence of the President of the Russian Federation.
The time of greatest prosperity of the Kremlin Palace was the XVII century. The magnificence of the palace was unspeakably: all of it was painted in bright colors and gold, decorated with artistic carvings, precious carpets and fabrics, filled with beautiful gold and silver utensils.
The magnificent interior decoration of the palace made in different styles, from the Renaissance and ending with the Byzantine-Russian. Each palace Hall deserves a separate description.