Pushkin & Pavlovsk
TSARSKOYE SELO (PUSHKIN)
Tsarskoye Selo is located twenty five kilometers to the south of St. Petersburg. Here you can visit one of the most beautiful palaces in the world -Catherine’s Palace with its famous Amber Room. The color combination of gold, blue and white of the unimaginably long facade of The Palace delightfully amazes all, who see this masterpiece of architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli built in 1757 by the order of Elizabeth I. This is the brightest Palace in the world in the Baroque style. Its beauty is revealed not only in the facade, but also in the interiors of the palace. We will enjoy the luxuriant decoration of the rooms of the long suite, we'll see the splendid Throne room with its excellent gilded ornaments and, of course we will visit the pearl of Russia - the Amber Room!
Pavlovsk - a Summer Palace of Paul I, the son of Catherine the Great - is located thirty kilometers south of St. Petersburg. Pavlovsk Palace differs from more magnificent and bright summer residences of Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo. It is a real Palladian elegance and beauty. Everything here was built as a perfect place for a perfect big family (10 children!).
The interior of the palace immerses us into the epoch of Paul I - all pieces of furniture and exhibits of art are authentic. That, of course is the main merit of Maria Fedorovna - the widow of Paul I Having outlived her husband by 25 years, she bequeathed to her descendants not to use this Palace as an Imperial Residence, but just as a Grand Duke’s property. As a result, all the Grand Dukes, who later lived here, preserved the furniture, interiors exactly as they were in her time. Palace Park designed in the style of English landscape park impresses with its size; if all the alleys, paths of this Park stretch in length, you will get the distance of about 600 km.
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price: 290 € (Euro) -
for 2 persons
Tickets included (VIP - tickets - no queue). More than 2 people - for each person an additional payment 100€ * Pushkin closed on Tuesday (and every last Monday of the month)
* Pavlovsk closed on Friday