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Palais et Parc Catherine
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Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace
Ranked #1 of 75 things to do in Pushkin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Vero Beach, FL
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“Must See”
Reviewed August 30, 2014

We loved this site, but don't think I would tackle without the wonderful service of our private guide from Alex's Tours. She moved us through lines and ques throughout the complex. It is an amazing place and got the full appreciation of it with Ludmila's commentary along the way.

Visited August 2014
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Memmingen, Germany
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“Breathtaking spectacle”
Reviewed August 29, 2014

If one is interested seeing true opulence, if one wants to know where the riches of Russia went and what "Russified European culture" means - then the Catherine Palace (the onetime Tsarskoye Selo) is the place to visit. Meticulously restored, it exudes imperial grandeur!

Visited August 2014
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Niagara On The Lake
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“Catharine Palace”
Reviewed August 29, 2014

This palace has been restored to its original beauty and opulence. The furnishings and decor reflect the opulence of the Czarina's world. Very impressive tour.

Visited August 2014
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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“Another “Must See””
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Try to go with a private guided tour as the lines can be long and daunting. It will be interesting to hear the guide`s stories as there is a lot of history around this place. You can buy the tour at the Nevsky prospect opposite Zinger house (approx. 1300 RUB including transportation, guide and entrance ticket to the palace). Catherine Palace is opulent and the Amber Room is absolutely stunning. Gardens are beautiful. Great place to spend a day.

Visited August 2014
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 28, 2014

This castle was completely rebuilt as is was before it was burned during WW II including a room entirely paneled in amber. It is breath-taking to see the gold decorations as well as the silk wallpaper and all the extravagant furnishings. The formal gardens were also worth seeing

Visited August 2014
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