Smolny Institute and Bridges Highlights

Smolny Institute and Bridges Highlights

The Smolny Institute is a Palladian edifice in St. Petersburg. It has designs and original concepts of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio. Mainly, there is a strong based on the symmetry, perspective and values of the formal classical temple architecture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. The building was commissioned from Giacomo Quarenghi and constructed to house the Smolny Institute for Noble Maidens. It was under the decree of Catherine II the Great in 1764 and was Russia's first educat... [ read more ]