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Pavlovsk Palace and Park

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Address: Sadovaya St., 20, Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg 196621, Russia
Phone Number: (812) 452-15-36
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Description: Once the hunting grounds of czars, this 1,500-acre park contains an...
Once the hunting grounds of czars, this 1,500-acre park contains an aviary, charming foot bridges, trails, ponds, gardens and the sprawling palace that belonged to Paul I.
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Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace

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Lovely Park and Palace worth your time to go

This was one of the surprises that i had in St Petersburg and would encourage those of you who like some nice relaxation away from the larger crowds to come here. The entire visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was one of the surprises that i had in St Petersburg and would encourage those of you who like some nice relaxation away from the larger crowds to come here. The entire visit was delightful and it helped to have good weather as well.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Pavlovsk is a former summer residence of Russian Emperor Paul I with a palace and an English landscape park in front of it. One should come here to enjoy its serene and so aristocratic atmosphere. Be aware it's closed on Friday and the last Monday of each month.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

lovely gardens and rooms on a more modest scale than in other palaces but still very grand. restoration still going on but there is more than enough to see.

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Tehran, Iran
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Simple, modest but beautiful palace that would make you feel at home. You can feel the Tzar's family presence like they just stepped out to the park and will be back in a moment.

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It reminds me of Fountainbleu outside of Paris, a hunting palass, but this one inspired by Palladio, outstanding architecture. Small, but well thought out. And the park and surrounding area is very romantic, exiting, full of life.

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Clutton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Beautiful"small" palace well restored. Quite intimate for a palace. Some fabulous interiors and well displayed. The park is also lovely...we took a troika ride (arranged separately) which was magic!

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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were there after a snowfall and as a resold were able to go on a troika ride through the park. The palace is beautiful and has been fully restored from the extensive damage the Nazis left in the scorched earth retreat policy. (Senseless vandalism)

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This palace is more human in terms of its size Tsarski Selo which belonged to Pavel's Mother, Catherine the Great. Pavlovsk is probably however the most exquisit of the palaces, due to its delicate design, which is not all about grandeur but exquisit taste. It still contains many original tea sets and china

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Home of Cathrine the Great's probably illegitimate and neglected son Paul the First and his second wife, the wonderful (German) Empress Maria Feodorov. I really loved this place for its magnificent wood and marbled tiled floors. Just Spectacular. I thought the wonderful chandeliers and the lighting in general was also a hi-light. (Well., it would have to be, wouldn't it!?)... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Just like Pushkin, it's a beautiful place and palace. You can't stop surprising how much wealth and beauty old Russia had. You can't find anything like this anywhere in the world.

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