Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web
Located just a short drive southeast of St. Petersburg, opulent Catherine Palace and Park once served as the official summer residence of Russian royalty. Originally built on the orders of Empress Catherine I, the imposing palace underwent a massive reconstruction during the reign of her daughter Elizabeth, who spent exorbitant sums on grandiose Baroque projects. No expense spared, the building's facade and roof statues once contained over 100 kg (220 lbs) of gold. Now part of a World Heritage Site, the palace and its gardens represent the finest expression of Russian imperial architecture. The easiest way to explore this massive complex is with an audio guide, available at the on-site ticket office. Check online for opening hours and guided tour options. To visit Catherine Palace and Park on your holiday in Pushkin, and find out what else Pushkin has to offer, use our Pushkin vacation trip planner.
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  • The Palace was built in 1752 and was a summer residence of the Czars! It is famous for the Amber Room of which costs more than twelve million Euros! Unique places and amazing gardens!
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  • Park and Palace with world fame. Now is in very good condition, just not to be missed in the journey to Saint Petersburg. Especially beautiful in the late spring, summer and early autumn.
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  • The place is a little over crowded on the weekend. Effort is crowd control is not working well. A guide is a must as there are no written guide to the exhibits. Impressive exhibits and garden.