BRENNA, Vincenzo
(b. 1745, Firenze, d. 1820, Dresden)

Aerial view

Mikhailovsky Castle, St. Petersburg

Mikhailovsky (St. Michael's) Castle is a former royal residence in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg. It was built as a residence for Emperor Paul I by architects Vincenzo Brenna and Vasili Bazhenov in 1797-1801. The castle looks different from each side, as the architects used motifs of various architectural styles such as French Classicism, Italian Renaissance and Gothic.