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Pavlovsk Palace and Park

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Once the hunting grounds of czars, this 1,500-acre park contains an aviary, charming foot bridges, trails, ponds, gardens and the sprawling palace that belonged to Paul I.
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Sadovaya St., 20, Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg 196621, Russia
+7 812 452-15-36
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I have visited the park and the palace for the first time, and was really amazed by this place. The park is huge and a nice place for long pleasant walks. The palace is one of most beautiful in Saint-Petersburg. The history of the place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yekaterina K
Reviewed 8 October 2018

we took a train ride round the whole park but did not visit the palace. Trees n creeks and lakes . A natural garden.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DLkkkhee
Reviewed 18 September 2018

If you go to St. Petersburg, you must not miss this! The inventive extravagance of the Romanovs knew no end. It’s almost more than one can take in; it is also instructive.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lissiesmom
Reviewed 15 September 2018

When our SPB guide discovered that huge crowds and long lines were causing long delays at Catherine’s Palace, she wisely substituted Pavlovsk’s Palace. Just when we thought we’ve seen enough of the enormous opulence if the Russian czars, we were introduced to this “simple” family...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Peaceful, with extremely gifted and passionate guides. Ours was very good. A unique park with natural landscape.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mariet M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I think I would not have gone to this palace if it wasn't on the same tour with the Catherine's Palace.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Zhan_el86
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Probably wouldn't have gone here had it not been on the tour with Catherine's Palace. This neoclassical 'palace' was built by Catherine for her son Pavel (Paul). Beautiful paintings and antique furniture and sculptures. Lovely park surrounds the building.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AmandaOldRog
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Peaceful, serene, beautiful. Winding paths, perfect for bicycling. An easy trip by train from the city. Fantastic meal t Zamok Bip.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kalimantaan
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is one of so many palaces & parks of and around St Petersburg but sticks in my mind because the photos of its devastated condition in 1945 exhibited there, show what a superb piece of restoration has been accomplished. A lot of the moveable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ABdeMH
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited the palace on our way to Tsarsko selo with our tour guide. The little palace was a great surprise to us as we did not have high expectations. The place is clean and so very beautiful that it was worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from mdsailorman | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't remember how long it took to get to Pavlovsk Palace because we were with a guide, didn't drive ourselves and made other stops along the way. One museum in town that we particularly liked was the Defense... More