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Palais et Parc Catherine

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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sadovaya St., 7 | Ekaterininskiy Park, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601, Russia
+7 812 466-66-74
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an extraordinary palace! It does get quite crowded, but the staff do a great job of pushing the tour groups through from room to room. One of our favourite rooms was the Amber room- this was absolutely breathtaking, but unfortunately this was one...More

Thank LBardier
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this location as part of our shore excursions from a cruise ship and it was well worth the drive out of the city. the setting is wonderful. Thankfully we were part of a tour group, with pre-booked tickets because the queues to gain...More

Thank Reacher33
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Catherine's Palace was well worth the one hour trip from St Petersburg to Pushkin. The Amber Room was absolutely astounding! So much beauty in one place. We were amazed with each step we took!

Thank mummabear80
Reviewed 3 days ago

The beginning of May is not the best period to go there. Many parts of the park were out of service and there were no leaves on the trees yet. However, the architecture is definitely worth seeing and I'm sure that the park must be...More

Thank betqs
Reviewed 3 days ago

We got lucky and hit Catherine Park and Palace on a bright sunny day and it couldn't been any better. Spectacular place to visit and a must see when in SPB. I suggest you time your visit to minimize the crowds. We went on a...More

Thank UKD97
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Over the years, this Versailles-style palace has built painstakingly rebuilt from WW2 ruins and reconstructed from debris, documents, paintings and photographs.

Thank Jacob G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very worthwhile visit as the place is restored beautifully (the Nazi's trashed it and it was restored apparently with only tools used for the original build). Much of the art work was saved so some beautiful pieces to see. The grounds are...More

Thank patsychom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an individual traveler who does not like group travel because you feel like cattle, I cannot recommend this. Yes, the park is beautiful, and yes, we wanted to see the amber room as well. For me, that has actually been a little girl's dream....More

Thank Khalhasi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace and its gardens are absolutely beautiful. Both the grand hall and amber room are worth particular mention. The pictures of its rebuild and retoration are of particular interest. These are housed in the corridor on the way out. Unfortunately the system for individuals...More

1  Thank skaybee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful palace. Lot of history. We were with a guide so had no problem getting in. He knew exactly how to avoid the crowds.

Thank Parin J
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We are visiting late april and wanted to visit the park only, is it possible to do so at the gate without a long queue?
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...
We're visiting Russia mid February 2017, would love some help with Catherine Palace. Silly question but it is open in February 2017 (one site said closed till April) . Can we get the train there and pick up an English speaking guide when we're there we'd like ample time to take a troika ride st nearby Pavlovsk park. Aslo someone mentioned taking a boat there? I've read something about that but are the rivers still frozen ? Anything will help
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
Lynda M
how busy it is in september
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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