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CATHERINE PALACE

 
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The Agate Room - Cameron Gallery wing that extends at right angles to the main palace on the park side. These were designed by Charles Cameron, favourite architect of Catherine II. The Agate Rooms was a summer pavilon that contained examples of Russia's mineral wealth, not only agate, but also malachite, lapis lazuli, porphyry and alabaster. Now there are special exhibitions in the lower level.

 

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