Jelgava PalaceJelgava (Jelgava Palace) the most significant historical monument of Latvia is the largest Palace of the country and all over the Baltic States, the winter residence of the gerocoga Ernst Biron of Courland. As the rundale Palace, Jelgava palace designed by Rastrelli Baritolomeo. Originally the Palace consisted of 3 buildings in a horseshoe shape, but in 1937, on the site of the former stables of the Palace was built by the fourth enclosure, enclosed yard. In the Palace, established in the year 1738 Biron barely lived because of the opals, which began after the death of Anna Ionannovny. But it is known that in the year 1779, when construction was completed, his successor, Peter von Biron, hosted in the Palace of the famous count Cagliostro. The interior decoration of the Palace, which was commissioned by Biron worked f. h. Bariz′en, i. m. Earl and Italian artist d'Andželi, died in 1918, when the Jelgava Palace was plundered and burned by retreating parts of Bermondta-Avalova. The Palace was badly damaged during the war, 1944. Restoration, was in 1956-64 years, barely touched the interiors.

The original interiors of the Palace has survived Mitavskogo for additional details. Obviously, when façade used the ruffles, masks and moulded parts designed for the Rundāle Palace. In decorative design of these palaces can be found a lot in common. The greatest historical interest is the burial place of the Dukes of Courland, situated in the South of the ground floor in 1820, 2010. There are three dozen sarcophagi made to the Dukes of Ketlerov from 1569 to 1743 b.c. Today the Palace is Latvia University of agriculture, Jelgava Museum of history and art. Gederts Eliass. in 1740, in the basement of the Palace was arranged for members of dynasties tomb of Ketlerov and Bironov, which is also available for inspection.

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