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Catherine Palace and Park

Sadovaya St., 7 | Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601, Russia
+7 812 466-66-69
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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.
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Sadovaya St., 7 | Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601, Russia
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Reviewed today via mobile

What a great structure built in the mid 18 century. Severely damaged during WWII but nicely restored. Super opulent rooms at every turn. A favorite has to be the Amber Room. It’s a bit of a walk and the crowds can be significant. Well worth...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This palace visit was a shore excursion as part of our Viking Cruise. The lavishly decorated rooms and the large 'hall of mirrors' rivaled Versailles. Lots of gold leaf and gilded and ornate walls, ceilings and doors! The Amber Room is amazing. No photos were...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful grand palace. In the process of renovating a lot of the interior and exterior. This place is grand with over 800 rooms of which 69 are renovated. The beautiful Amber room largely renovated and quite a site to see. The grounds are beautiful. A...More

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Reviewed yesterday

No amount of words can describe this amazing palace with its different rooms and decoration how the different empresses favoured different styles it was a truly amazing place with stunning gardens this was an amazing 1st port of call on our recent visit a MUST...More

Thank Nigel H
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the Catherine Palace as part of a 2 day tour with Maxi Balt Tours. Our tour guide led us into the Catherine Palace quite promptly. Quite happy about this as there were very long lines waiting to enter the palace. Saw the Amber Room...More

Thank lglbgl
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It takes awhile to get here, and we came with a 3-day SPB Tour excursion associated with our cruise. The palace is certainly beautiful, but if time is limited, I would see Peterhof before this.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a whole day for this palace. We took the train from Vitebsky vokzal close to Pushkinskyja . Train goes cca every hour to Carskoje Selo (Puškin). Then you take the mashrutka to the Palace entrance. Unfortunately thehe was a big queue for the...More

Thank Klarusskka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Needs advanced research before coming here. Probably better in a group. The palace seems to prefer them to individuals. We decided to come at lunchtime got to palace for 2pm, paid 150rubs for tickets (asked twice and were assured that this was for entry to...More

Thank wideboygeorge
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Too overpriced... To go to the palace you first have to pay to enter the park. Then to stay ~2h in the queue (under the heat in summer). then to pay again 1000rub (~14eur) or 1200rub after 18:00 to enter the palace. And then you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Catherine palace and park at Pushkin in June 2018 as part of our cruise. We had a great guide Andrey who told us all about the palace and showed us the beautiful grounds . The palace was destroyed by the Nazis following...More

Thank Carol J
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Response from olevia_explorer | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Catherine Palace remains open on the 22July. You can visit the premises. But don't forget to visit Peterhof Palace and the Gardens, which is another major attraction and historical site. Peterhof is built by the order... More
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Response from Mare M | Reviewed this property |
we purchased our tickets from the hotel where we were staying as they had the tour with an english speaking tour guide. as for another tour we did we purchased from the tourist kiosk thats sell tickets on the street and the... More
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