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Pavlovsk Palace and Park

Sadovaya St., 20, Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg 196621, Russia
+7 812 452-15-36
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sadovaya St., 20, Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg 196621, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Less tourist, quite modern in style but very interesting to visit. The part of not well known history

Thank AndrzejKatowice
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was built by Catherine the Great for her son Paul in the 18th century. The rooms in this palace are amazingly decorated. As with much of Europe during WW2, many artifacts were hidden from the Germans to make sure they survived for future generations...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though it's a bit far from the city, this palace has beautiful park. You could spend the whole day appriciate the park. I'd love to go back again!

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

The Pavlovsk park and Palace is a stunning place ! the huge size English park, Rose house and the Palace are so unbelieveable sights of history. It was destroyed almost all during WW2 but now rebuilt to it´s past glory ! a must see place...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The palace built for Paul, son of Catherine the Great, is much smaller the the Summer Palace and less grand from the outside. It also has a lot less visitors making it more pleasant and relaxed to visit. The rooms are magnificant and there are...More

Thank Felicity G
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The palace was a family residence of star Pavel Iit is built in pure classicism syle, surrounded bz the largest palace park in Europe (over 600 hectars). The palace itself has some 40% of its original equipment that was saved to the enormous effort of...More

Thank Mili S
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Another palace renovated beautifully and housing a great collection of furniture. This is less crowded than more famous places and on a smaller scale but well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Among many Saint Petersburg summer palaces Pavlovsk is less visited then Pushkin or Petrgoff. However it definitely has its own charm. The park is beautiful. It was build as English landscape and you can easily spend few hours just wondering around. We didn’t have time...More

1  Thank irina j
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The Palace is a reflection of the extensive travel of Paul I & his wife Maria. These influences can be appreciated in the Greek room and the Italian Hall which were a couple of our favourites from the many impressive rooms. Don’t miss the Temple...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Even in Spring, with all the snow, this park is gorgeous and a must-see for fans of Dostoyevsky. The palace is also beautiful and filled with amazing art and architecture. Go inside the palace if you want to glimpse the life of Russian royalty or...More

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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
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