Duration: 7 hours
Car: tourist class included
Entrance tickets: includedPavlovsk
The Pavlovsk Palace was a present of Catherine the Great in 1777, to her son, Pavel, the future tsar. His wife, Maria Fyodorovna, was fond of art and she was a sponsor of many artists. We will appreciate the refinement of its salons, harmony of colours, elegance of fireplaces made from Carrara marble, big collection of porcelain and painting, and elephant ivory articles. The big park, initially a reserve for the tsar’s hunting, is a masterpiece of European landscape architecture.Pushkin Palace and park
This city, which is located 30 km to the south of St. Petersburg, was named after the great poet Pushkin. There is located one of the most beautiful residences of Russian tsars, the Catherine Palace, named after Peter the Great’s wife, Catherine I. It was designed by famous Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the designer of the most important monuments and palaces of the city. The palace was constructed in XVII century over the reigns of five tsars. The favourite place of Catherine II the Great, her incomparable heritage is crowned with the Amber Room that is fully covered with Baltic amber. It was barred to the public for almost 100 years; it was fully restored in 2003 on the 300 year anniversary of the city. The large hall and the hall of painting are also notable. The beautiful architecture of the palace finds its reflection in the neighbouring park, where you can walk along the birches and firs, lakes and ponds, streams, bridges, sculptures, pavilions… The beauty of this place was described by many poets and artists.