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Horse Guards Manège

Exercise houses or manèges were intended for training the infantry and cavalry in cold weather and built for guards regiments and military academies. Giacomo Quarenghi built an exercise house for the Horse Guards Regiment on St Isaac’s Square (1804–07). Two sculptural groups depicting the Dioskouroi by Agostino Triscorni (1810) were installed at the entrance (1817). Now the Central Exhibition Hall.

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