Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg's greatest architect of the 18th century was Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli, the son of an Italian sculptor.

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His architecture delighted the tsars. The buildings he designed were monumental, but at the same time full of lightness. His designs included the Winter Palace, the Smolny Convent, the Summer Palace, which has not survived, Tsarskoye Selo, and Peterhof Palace. Other architects included: Voronichin, Trezzini, Bazhenov, Kameron, and Rinaldi.