70 sq. m.
Suite Sophie is named after one of the Prussian princesses Sophie Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg who later became the Empress and sole ruler of all Russia - Catherine the Second.
Catherine ascended the throne in the result of coup d`etat when her unpopular husband Peter the Third was unthroned. During her rule Western and Southern borders of Russia were expanded, system of government control was reformed and Russia finally joined the union of great European states. Besides governmental issues the Empress was engaged into literature and educational activities, had correspondence with French philosophers, collected masterpieces of art and encouraged development of art and sciences in Russia.
Catherine the Second promoted the reconstruction of the Catherine Palace and transformation of Tsarskoe Selo ensembles: she called one of her favourite architects Charles Cameron, who became the creator of famous Agate rooms, Cameron`s gallery and also the Cathedral of Sofia in the town of Sofia which became part of Tsarskoe Selo.