The town of Pushkin is 25 kilometres away from St. Petersburg. The palace and park ensemble of Tzarskoe Selo was founded in the first quarter of XVIII c. for the wife of Peter I, Catherine. Till the Revolution of 1917 Tzarskoe Selo was the summer residence of the Russian Emperors. In 1918 a historical and arts museum was opened here.
Grand Palace. Magnificent and opulent facade is 306 m long, main staircase and suite of rooms, ornately decorated with gilded carvings, mirrors and amber. This palace is considered the masterpiece of Russian baroque.
Catherine's Park, multiple pavilions (architects M.Zimtzov, S. Chivakinsky, A.Rinaldi, F.Ruastrelli and others), decorative constructions, wondrous bridges, summer houses, sculptures.
Alexander Palace was erected for the grand son of Katherine II, Alexander I future Emperor, in 1792-1800 upon the project of D.Kvarengi.
Daily 10:00 – 17:00. Closed: Tuesdays and last Monday of each month.