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Today’s answer is….Catherine Palace, located in St. Petersburg, Russia! The palace is named for Empress Catherine I, who ordered its construction in 1717. Subsequent empresses who inhabited it made additions and renovations that make the palace the grand, baroque palace it is today.
The Amber Room of Catherine Palace wasn’t initially built in Catherine Palace itself. The Amber Room was originally installed in Charlottenburg Palace, which was home to Friedrich I, the first King of Prussia. Peter the Great admired the room on a visit to Charlottenburg, and the King of Prussia decided to gift it to Peter, which symbolized the Prussian-Russian alliance against Sweden in 1716. The room was shipped to Russia in 18 large boxes, and after a moving a few times, the Amber Room found it’s home in 1755 in the Catherine Palace, where it resides today.