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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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
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 and Siege of Leningrad Museum. While it is almost all in Russian, it is still easy to get the story of the 900 day siege of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) by the Germans in World War II. It's a very small, off the beaten path place, but well worth your time.