Catherine Palace and Park

Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Catherine Palace and Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Catherine Palace and Park
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Parks • History Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from $35.00
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Dejan T
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Sfunning
Sep 2021 • Solo
Absolutely gorgeous. When you see this palace and park, you can feel what a great empire Russia was. One of the "must visit" places.
Written October 2, 2021
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TandTSwitzerland
Zurich, Switzerland938 contributions
Beautiful palace
Sep 2021
Very pretty palace with nice reception rooms. Of course the most impressive is the amber room, but also other rooms are very nice. Definitely a must to visit once you are in the area.
Written September 24, 2021
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Lynn M
Benfleet, UK36 contributions
Pushkin gold
Oct 2020 • Couples
Visited here in October 2018 on a group tour with cox and kings and this was well organised and the interiors were just fantastic. The grounds are fabulous on the annex as my picture they were filming and sometime later I discovered that it was Catherine the great staring Helen Mirren and Gina McKee who we later saw at the airport.
A must while in town!
Written August 9, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,330 contributions
Amazing palace without English
Apr 2021
Peter the Great - the St. Pet founder left three outstanding palaces in the area, you cannot tell which one is more splendid. All three (Hermitage, Peterhof and this one) I rated 4 stars only because of no English on a paid tour.
St. Pet is a world class destination, these palaces are UNESCO world heritage sites of outstanding beauty and importance, and it simply doesn't fit in my head how can they sell guided tours without English option ??!! I booked the only offered tour thinking it'd be bilingual, but no - only Russian. English is very scarce even on the small plaques and not present in all rooms.
If you have prepared beforehand, you'll figure yourself but that's no excuse.
Due to Covid daily visits are limited, so I suggest buying tickets online beforehand. I'm not sure if they sell tickets at counters at all.
Have in mind, you'll need at least 45 min by taxi from St. Pet center as the palace is out of the city to the south, further than the airport.
The palace is splendid - Peter the Great built it as a summer retreat for his wife Catherine I, but it was Catherine II (the Great) who's responsible for its enlargement and today's look.
Among many alike rooms you've seen in palaces worldwide, the Amber room here stands out with its beauty. Have in mind this is not the original one, but recreated, as the Nazis stole it during WWII.
Gardens are the same beautiful, and all together with the Palace visit, plan half a day including both way transport.
Written May 20, 2021
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Alexandra G
Rome, Italy365 contributions
One of my favorite in St. Petersburg
May 2021 • Friends
The place is just perfect, not too big comparing to other palaces, very beautiful, full of history.

We really liked it inside and outside, we enjoyed excursion bought online via official website, it was not too long nor too short, very informative and interesting.

A must have in St Petersburg !
Written May 8, 2021
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Hi Go
2 contributions
Worst ticket system
Apr 2021 • Friends
The park may be wonderful but the ticket system was just horrible. The guy registered 49 people’s ticket at the ticket office and it took more than 45 min. Many people forced to wait patiently in very cold rainy weather. It definitely made the impression of here so worst. People said it because the online ticket system doesn’t work but I’m not sure it’s due to this terrible ticket system, very self-centred guy or ticket lady who just concentrated on her job.
Written May 3, 2021
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Dana215
Quito, Ecuador148 contributions
The place may be amazing, but instead of asking for your ticket 4 times they could have measured people’s tem
Sep 2020
Admittedly, every 15 min a new group is let in and the numbers are low... but!!!
The stuff are wearing visors and gloves , no masks. They check your id-why???

No one is measuring your temperature....but they will ask you to scan your ticket 4 times ...
Written September 14, 2020
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Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,502 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2019
18th century Rococo Palace built for Catherine 1, the wife of Peter the Great. Destroyed during WWII and has been beautifully restored ever since. Gold leaf everywhere! The Amber room and the impressive reception and function rooms are essential viewing. Due to recently restored flooring we had to wear protective shoe covers. We were part of an organised Alla Tour which was thoroughly recommended as we managed to avoid the main queue..
Written August 18, 2020
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lalitcoo
409 contributions
"Must go "
Aug 2020 • Couples
Beautiful place .........people should go with their family .

We have enjoyed this place so much .

Suggestion : Take your food with you because food is expensive in this place

Written August 9, 2020
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RSsydney
Sydney, Australia989 contributions
Opulence of the Czars
Aug 2019
What an opulent palace, required 100kg of gold to give it the distinctive gilded look. Initially built for Catherine, wife of Peter the Great, founder of St Petersburg. The palace is an amazing piece of Rococo architecture. The disconnect between the ruling class and the peasants and working class of Russia over many years led in 1917 to the revolt against the government of Czar Nicholas II & the creation of The Soviet Union. We visited the Palace & Amber room as part of our 2 day Alla Tour.
Written July 23, 2020
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Catherine Palace and Park is open:
  • Wed - Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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