SOLARI, Pietro Antonio
(b. ca. 1445, Carona, d. 1493, Moscow)

Interior view

Granovitaya Palace, Kremlin, Moscow

Located between the Cathedral of the Dormition and the Annunciation Cathedral, the Granovitaya Palace (Palace of Facets) is the oldest preserved secular building in Moscow. The Reception Hall occupies the entire first floor of the palace.

The importance of this building was due to the fact that on state occasions the tsar sat enthroned in the grand vaulted hall. Thus the room was known abroad by reports from various ambassadors. Celebrations were also held in this hall.

The photo shows the Reception Hall.

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