We visited the Tsars Village as part of our 2 day tour of St Petersburg. It is a good hours drive from the town centre but it is worth the journey. Following a major fire much of the building has been reconstructed, and renovation is still taking place. As you approach, the palace appears as an imposing but colourful structure with pretty gold onion dome on the roof. Through the entrance gates and you are in a huge courtyard with the palace on one side and the gardens on the other. Great photo opportunities.
Inside there are shops and toilets if you need them There were many tour groups here so had to queue to get into the main palace. On entry you have to put some stylish green covers over your shoes. You then follow a set route through the various rooms of the palace, waiting for the group in front to move on. Many of the old rooms are spectacularly ornate, and the main attraction, the Amber Room, was unusual. It was not rushed and we had plenty of time to hear all about the history of this amazing palace.
We would love to explored the grounds further but had to get back into the city. It is worth a visit, but recommend that you go with a guide to fully appreciate what you are seeing.
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