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“Pushkin day trip”
Review of Alexander Palace

Alexander Palace
Ranked #7 of 75 things to do in Pushkin
Certificate of Excellence
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Cypress, Texas
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236 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Pushkin day trip”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Very nice facility and the landscaping was great. Good place for photos. Nice little day trip outside St. Pete to Pushkin. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy watching the boaters go by.

Visited July 2012
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Israel
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Home of last generation of Romanovs”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

The palace is home of last ruling Tzar family. It much less crowded than nearby Catherine palace. You are shown three grand staterooms which has been restored lately and look very sterile (even fireplaces!) as well as dozen or so private rooms which are only partially furnished. Tzar Nicolas II workroom is most impressive. Al furniture is turn of 20th century - style modern, Jugendstil, Art Nuvo.

Visited July 2012
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Sweden
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“The wings of history”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is the palace where tsar Nicholas II stayed when he and his family were arrested and taken away and finally executed. It is an impressive building in yellow with sweeping lines and very different on the outside from Catherine's Palace nearby. Just like at that palace the information outside is only in Russian and the staff speaks no English. But at Alexander Palace you don't have to queue to get in. In fact I was almost on my own in there and could stroll around as long as I wanted and look at the interior which was not very damaged during WWII so a lot of the furniture is the original. The palace has only recently been opened to visitors and you are only allowed into three of the rooms. You are allowed to take your own photos at no extra cost. If you are interested in Russian history, I do recommend a visit.

Visited July 2012
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Berkeley, California
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33 reviews
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“Recently opened palace”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

This place has been closed during soviet times for public visits and has been recently opened for tourists. It has big wooden library and many interesting things from the beginning of the 20th century. If you interested in the history of Russia before revolution, this is definitely the place to be!

Visited September 2011
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