Residences of Russian emperors – Road.Travel

Residences of Russian emperors

Road Trip Route. Visit the imperial palaces, Go to the amber room, Walk around the palace gardens.

This scenario is a great opportunity to visit and learn the history of two summer palace and park ensembles of the XVIII century. We will visit the majestic Tsarskoye Selo, where one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe - Ekaterina's - is located, and also visit a small town of Pavlovsk with a palace and a beautiful park. While visiting the summer residences, be sure to look into the luxurious decorations and personal rooms of the imperial family and learn many interesting facts!

History and Culture, Families with Kids. From: Saint Petersburg

Anna Akimenko. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Tsarskoe Selo and Museum-Reserve Pavlovsk

From St. Petersburg we will go to the city of Pushkin, where we will touch the history of Tsarskoye Selo - we will visit the Catherine Palace and the Tsarskoselsky Lyceum. After that we will go to the neighboring town of Pavlovsk, where we will see the land ownership of Empress Maria Feodorovna and walk along the cozy alleys of the residence.

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Gazpromneft filling station #75

Let's hit the road! To feel more confident on the road, come to the filling station "Gazpromneft" - refuel with quality fuel to full, inflate the tires, fill the washbasin and take coffee with healthy snacks! Cool emotions from the trip!

Catherine Park (Екатерининский парк)

So we got to the poetic city of Pushkin. On its territory is a world famous architectural monument of the XVIII century - Tsarskoe Selo. Our acquaintance with Tsarskoye Selo will begin in the luxurious Catherine Park - it is decorated with various sculptures, flower beds, bushes of unusual shapes, as well as numerous sights. In winter (from October 21 to April 24), admission to the park is free, while in summer the cost of visits for adults will amount to Br150.

The Catherine Palace (Екатерининский дворец)

Catherine Palace is a masterpiece of Russian Baroque, on which outstanding architects worked. The exposition of the palace covers more than 300 years of history and introduces the life of the imperial family. On a tour of the palace you will learn many historical facts and appreciate the luxury of the grand enfilade, the Great and Picture Halls, as well as the Amber Room, which is known throughout the world! The cost of the visit - 700 rubles (for residents of the Russian Federation), audio guide is paid separately - 200 rubles.

Певческая башня

It's time for a tasty dinner! "Song Tower" is a country restaurant complex, located next to Tsarskoe Selo. Six establishments of different formats and cuisines are united here - you can choose the one you like the most!

Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum (Царскосельский лицей)

On the territory of Tsarskoye Selo there is another famous landmark of Tsarskoselsky Lyceum - the place where Alexander Pushkin and other noble children were brought up for 6 years. During a tour of the Lyceum you will visit various halls, a library with an authentic collection of books, classrooms, bedrooms of students and learn many interesting facts and traditions. Visit to the lyceum with an excursion will cost you 330 rubles (for an adult).

Pavlovsk Palace (Павловский дворец)

So we got to the next town - Pavlovsk, where there is a palace and park ensemble of the end of XVIII century - "Pavlovsk" - the exact opposite of Tsarskiy Selo. I suggest you start by visiting the palace of Empress Maria Feodorovna. We will look at the magnificent decoration of the front halls, see the private rooms of the imperial family and learn many interesting historical facts! The cost of visits for adults - 500 rubles.

Государственный музей-заповедник «Павловск»

After visiting the palace we will stroll through its luxurious garden, which, incidentally, is one of the most beautiful landscape parks in the world! It includes 7 landscaped areas, many pavilions and attractions. The cost of a visit varies from time to time, so check the official [site of the museum-reserve](


I suggest to finish our wonderful day in a restaurant with Russian cuisine - "Podvorie". A bear with a glass of vodka welcomes the guests at the entrance. The menu features a variety of meat and fish dishes, classic Russian soups and pickles. And the servings here are generous in Russian!

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