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Pavlovsk Palace and Park

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Address: Sadovaya St., 20, Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg 196621, Russia
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+7 812 452-15-36
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Once the hunting grounds of czars, this 1,500-acre park contains an aviary,...

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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Very nice Palace and Park

While less popular than the bigger Catherine Palace this is in the same area (about 7km away - and there is a story as to the distance......) it is a nice palace to visit and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While less popular than the bigger Catherine Palace this is in the same area (about 7km away - and there is a story as to the distance......) it is a nice palace to visit and the grounds are pretty. There are even "Roman Ruins" that were put in because while the Romans never conquered Russia the owner liked Roman Ruins... More 

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Basrah, Iraq
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was here many times...the most i like was in October. The fog make this park charming. The park it self was amazing and well maintained.while the palace reconstructed after its great destruction during the war it still hold so much of history and information. If you are in St. petersburg then don't miss this place.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Attended at 2001 Pavlovsk Palace and park impresed us deeply. Wild and regular at same time. It was our honeymoon time and we enjoyed this voyage. It's difficult to describe the preciousness of small trails,hidden pavilions and statues you'd better watch yourselves.

Thank PolitPR
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Catherine the Great hated her son born from unloved husband. When the son turned his coming of age and demanded his right to participate in the court life, Catherine allowed him to arrange his own "small court' and built his own palace in 15 miles away. Just married Paul - Pavel in Russian -and his young wife Maria, German princess... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What we liked the most about the Palace was looking at the old pictures taken just after the Germans had destroyed the Palace and how it looks in the present. Amazing that the Palace wasn't just completely demolished rather than reconstructed. Quite a testament to the importance of the Palace to the Russian people and also to the craftsman who... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were on a guided tour and were delighted to visit this palace. It was wonderful, both inside and outside. I particularly liked walking in the gardens and seeing the Temple of Friendship ion the lake

Thank ScottishTemplar
Catania, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We were there in December and they had Troika rides through the gardens that we took around the palace. It was very charming and relaxing even in winter. The palace was much smaller than some of the other great palaces but still large enough and quite quaint. If one is already out to see the Pushkin town and the summer... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

A bit of the beaten track but well possible to visit in connection with Catherine's Palace. A beautiful palace with lovely garden. Winter landscape added to the experience. Be prepared for the crowds

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We visited the place at the end of summer. The palace was ok, not that amazing in comparison to other palace or museums like Hermitage. But the garden was truly beautiful, calm and no sign of city rush with some magical silence. The park is also suggested to people who need calmness and suffer from neurological diseases. One of the... More 

1 Thank Mahrooz A
Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This site is rather adjacent to the Pushkin Town in Pushkin District. And very near to the Pavlovsk Town center is situated this beautiful palace and park. That is a big estate and in the same time the youngest one of the grand Imperial properties around St.Petersburg. It is named in the honour of Tsar Pavel, the son of the... More 

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