BABOLOVO PALACE AND TSAR-BATH
Babolovo Palace, a bath pavilion of ten rooms in the Babolovo Park in Tsarskoe Selo, was built in 1785 in Gothic style for Count Grigory Potyomkin. The palace and park were given the name of the nearby Babolovo village, which non longer exists. The palace is famous for its granite Tsar-bath created in the 1820’s. The bath is made of one solid piece of dark-pink Finnish granite, its height is 192 cm, its diameter is 533 cm, and it weighs 48 tons. The palace was destroyed during WWII. The restoration works are to be completed in 2028.