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Catherine Palace and Park

Sadovaya St., 7 | Ekaterininskiy Park, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601, Russia
+7 812 466-66-74
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Filled with 18th-century paintings and ornate rooms, this white and gold palace is surrounded by a 1400-acre park complete with fountains, bridges, the Agate Pavilion bathhouse and the Great Pond. The Palace also has a famous Amber Room, stolen by Nazi troops during WWII, but now recreated by Russian craftsmen.
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Sadovaya St., 7 | Ekaterininskiy Park, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601, Russia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This palace is super grand and beautiful, but do book in advance in order to avoid to long queue. The park is also beautiful.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed yesterday

Gold, gold and more gold - this palace shines. A guide was so valuable in this palace since we moved from room to room at pace with our guide providing constent knowledge about our surroundings. So much to see.

Thank DawnT40
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous place! looks like a post card! Huge! the details on this place are amazing! always wanted to go and see the Amber Room! what an great experience. the collection of art and story of this place is really a must see!

Thank joselito1959
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even though most of the items on display in the museum have been restored or replicated, the palace is worth visiting for a glimpse of Tsarist history.

Thank Fay R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely but very crowded. We took the hydrofoil from St. Petersburg and nice ride on the river. The amber room is the highlight of this palace. The park is very peaceful and wonderful to stroll through

Thank erika605
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is difficult to describe the almost grotesque opulence with which the Russian royal family lived. The Catherine palace was destroyed by the Nazi's in WWII and is painstakingly being restored. The amber room is the highlight, but the rest of the rooms are as...More

1  Thank Fkafrica
Reviewed 3 days ago

About an hour drive from the city centre, you are advised to join a tour group one afternoon. Grandeur is the word. It was a very satisfying excursion. It is one of the tourist place you cannot afford to miss.note it is close on Tuesday...More

Thank Chong A
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a building, the size alone make the mind boggle... The splendour of the rooms, the gardens it is just magnificent...

Thank Caroline F
Reviewed 4 days ago

After you go to Peterhof, be sure to see this palace on the other side of the city. I am not sure which one is more outrageous. It is hard to believe that these Palaces were not torn down after the revolution. Our guide told...More

Thank fnct
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is another opulent palace that is worth visiting. There is an abundance of gold leaf and mirrors that is reminiscent of Versailles, and further emphasizes the gap between the rich and poor before the Russian revolution. The palace is outside of St. Petersburg and...More

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jasonz92
February 18, 2017|
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Response from AliPasargad | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the queue of garden is fast, therefore it's not long. visitors should pay money for park and palace separately (you will pay money just for park visiting). The park is so beautiful and enjoyable. have a nice time...
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tumbulgum
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Kathryn K | Reviewed this property |
Hi there we went in January 2017 and it was open. I don't see why it would be closed in Feb. We did the palace and the troika ride. It is very difficult to get there by public transport as not many people speak English... More
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Lynda M
February 1, 2017|
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Response from bajosamardzic | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, I was in the winter, but the park will certainly be nice
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