The Bobrinsky Palace

The Bobrinsky Palace Catherine II offered this palace to Platon Zubov that was her favourite. Later on, it was the count Alexey Bobrinsky, a royal bastard, who came into possession of the palace and his descendants owned it till the revolution broke off. In the late XVIIIth century the ancient building of the palace on Galernaya street was rebuilt and it now faces Galernaya street as well as the Moyka river and Admiralty channel embankments. At present, the faculty of free arts and sciences resides in there. The source: