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Pavlovsk State Museum

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Sadovaya St 20, Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg 196621, Russia
+7 812 452-15-36
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 3rd visit here +I find it as amazing every time much quieter than the nearby larger palaces but the interior +furnishings are exquisite

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank stephen f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to walking in the gardens, and visiting Amazing gardens, nice to walk during summer time Many interesting and exciting history in each corner of this park

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We loved this palace. I would highly recommend a private tour guide though. We went with a driver and a guide from St. Petersburg. She got us ahead of the line and had so much to tell is about Maria who was an accomplished artist....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kimrealestate
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Great park and no crowd in 30 minutes by local train from Vitebsky terminus. Metro pushkinsskaya. Local train cost some 100rub 1 way. You may buy a return ticket. Keep your tickets anyway - the help to get out on the station. The park is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cigarclub2016
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

Magnificent stands of large mature birch trees with beautiful walking alleys. Bring your walking shoes and your sense of wonder and you will be pleased. Very spacious park. For the unfamiliar, the signage is a bit thin. It adds to the likelihood of wandering.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank C2002SHmarkm
Reviewed July 3, 2019

The empress Catherine II needed a place for her son Paul (Pavlov). This was her extravagant wedding gift to him. This palace is constructed and furnished at a more personal taste than earlier palaces of the czars and czarinas. The interiors are, nonetheless, opulent and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank robertomN124LH
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

Pavlovsk Palace is the palace of Catherine the Great’s son Paul and is 26km away from the city but definitely worth a visit. Entry tickets are cheap but queues in the summer can be a bit long. The Palace is in different architectural style to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank deyanpehlivanov
Reviewed June 7, 2019

The Pavlovsk Palace and Garden was a revelation. While the Catherine Palace buzzes with activity, the Pavlovsk Palace is an oasis of tranquility. We were told that the palace was built for Empress Catherine for her son, Paul when he was the heir apparent. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Shekar48
Reviewed May 31, 2019

Not as grand as the Catherine Palace but the interior is lovely and is still worth a visit. Disappointingly the famous Bronzino painting is kept in a separate apartment which requires an additional ticket. The gardens were less well maintained.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pandorabe
Reviewed May 23, 2019

Because Catherine Palace was sold out, and we could only visit its gardens, my host took me here instead. We arrived at 430 pm on a Saturday, and there were only 2 other tour groups in the entire palace! The palace and grounds are beautiful....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from mdsailorman | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't remember how long it took to get to Pavlovsk Palace because we were with a guide, didn't drive ourselves and made other stops along the way. One museum in town that we particularly liked was the Defense... More