The Grand Kremlin Palace is one of the palaces of the Moscow Kremlin. The Grand Kremlin Palace. Moscow.
It was built in 1838-1849 by the order of Emperor Nicholas I by a group of Russian architects under the leadership of K. A. Ton (N. I. Chichagov, F. F. Richter, P. A. Gerasimov, V. A. Bakaryov, N. A. Shokhin). The Grand Kremlin Palace. Moscow.
The length of the palace is 125 meters, height – 47 meters; the total area is about 25,000 m². The ensemble of the palace includes the Terem Palace, nine churches (from the 14th, 16th, 17th centuries), an entrance hall and about 700 rooms. The palace building forms a rectangle with a courtyard. Five halls of the palace (Georgievsky, Vladimirsky, Aleksandrovsky, Andreevsky and Ekaterininsky), named after the orders of the Russian Empire, are now used for state and diplomatic receptions and official ceremonies, and the palace itself is the ceremonial residence of the President of the Russian Federation.
The Grand Kremlin Palace was formerly the tsar’s Moscow residence. Its construction involved the demolition of the previous Baroque palace on the site, designed by Rastrelli, and the Church of St. John the Baptist, constructed to a design by Aloisio the New in place of the first church ever built in Moscow.