Marble Palace
Millionnaya str. 5/1

Marble Palace is the first building in St. Petersburg with façades made in natural stone. Architect Antonio Rinaldi used a wide variety of marbles. Attic of the main entrance is decorated with sculptures by Fedot Shubin.

Marble was also used for interior decoration. Walls of the stunning Marble Hall are lined with Ural, Karelian, Greek, Italian marbles and Baikal lazurite.

The Grand Staircase, according to original Rinaldi’s project, is made from silver-grey marble. Sculptures for the Staircase are also made by Fedor Shubin.

History of the Marble Palace at the Russian Museum website