Princess Dashkova Palace
The Palace of Princess Ekaterina Dashkova is otherwise known as the Horseshoe House, owing to its unique design shape. The princess took an active part in the coup d’etat at the palace in 1762 which put Catherine the Great on the throne. The empress generously awarded her associates: Dashkova was presented with an estate by the road to Peterhof (architect believed to be Giacomo Quarenghi). In 1975, the mansion was restored and handed over to the municipal authorities to be used as a Wedding Palace.