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The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great. Originally a modest two-storey building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who chose Tsarskoye Selo as…
The summer palace of Catherine 1, regretfully we needed more time to visit, some areas are under renovation/decoration but the areas we did see were stunning - stunning in gold leaf. Extensive reception rooms, family rooms and in the exhibits (particularly silver plate). Again…
Wow, pictures don’t do it justice!!! Went to Catherine’s Palace (Peter the Great’s wife Catherine I) in Pushkin, the summer palace of the tsars - talk about Rococo! Gilded rooms and doorways left and right... over 200 pounds of gold in the palace. Overwhelmingly beautiful!
The hotel Petro Palace in middle of St Petersburg booked us a taxi which cost 1600 rubles - a great price as it was a good 40 min drive. The driver pointed out various interesting sights on way. I had pre booked the tickets on line but we forgot our passports for ID. They were…
Catherine Palace and Park is fabulous. Inside, numerous features and art works. Nothing but the best. Lots of gold leaf and fabulous art. Outside, beautiful gardens and fountains. We were on a two da;y cruise ship excursion, so we had a minimal delay getting in. Well…