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The day we went it was shut for refurbishment and rebuilding works so we went on to find Pushkin's Dacha. However we did stroll the grounds and did think about how it must have felt to Nicholas II and Alexandra having lost control and power...More
Very, very, very nice place, one of the most beatiful places of the world! One of our friends suggests us: travell to the kings towns! There you will see so much beautifull things - as much as you cant imagine!! And it is true. When...More
This Palace is situated just across the Catherine Palace and was a Catherine the Great present for her grandson Alexander I.
That was the work of another italian architect and in difference from Francesco Bartholomeo Rastrelli, who made the Catherine Palace more in Rococo and...More
major renovation is being carried out at the moment. the palace closed in august 2015. the wing which housed the living quarters of the last imperial family will be renovated and / or reconstructed. the former kitchen building located next to the palace will be...More
The last Russian Tzar was exiled to Siberia after spending his last 13 years in this palace which he made his main residence. A good choice if you are interested in the interiors of late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum possesses a great...More
A gift of Catherine the Great to her favorite grandson, Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich (later Emperor Alexander I of Russia) when he married Grand Duchess Elizaveeta Alexeevna. The building designed by Giacomo Quarenghi between 1792 and 1796 was originally planned for Saint Petersburg. But finally...More
This is my fave out of the palaces we visited during our stay in St Petersburg. Despite its modesty compared to others, I loved its homeliness and stories about Nicholas and Alexandra's life together. At this palace you actually feel like it's the real place...More
This is a very warm family house, after so many years one might still feel as if intruding into a personal life. This was a true family which utterly valued its family life and every moment they were able to spend together.
This place is...More