Grand Menshikov Palace is one of the most outstanding monuments of the first half of XVIII century, and one of the few preserved monuments of Peter’s epoch. The palace was built by the decree of the Count A.D. Menshikov in 1711, designed by architect F. Fontana. The palace, located on a hill and facing the sea, has two levels of terraces with plumb walls, ramps and stairs. Two pavilions, Church and Japanese, border closely to the main building of the palace from the both sides. Freylinsky and Kitchen wings border closely with pavilions. Outstanding architects: F.-B. Rastrelli, A. Rinaldi, G. Bosse, L. Bonshtedt, G. Preuss, S. Khalturin, A. Hesse, and other worked over the construction, remodeling and renovation at different periods. During a long history of the palace A.D. Menshikov, Emperor Peter III, and his wife Catherine II, Emperor Alexander I, his brothers Konstantine and Michael, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna (widow of Michael Pavlovich), their daughter Grand Duchess Ekaterina Mikhailovna and later - her children were the owners as well. In 2011 it was a large-scale reconstruction, after which 10 halls of the central building were opened. In 2012, 4 more rooms were added to them: Large room, corridor, camera-yungferskaya, and the bedroom.