Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)
Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) is about 15 miles from St. Petersburg to the south Palace and Parks ensemble includes a few palaces, garden pavilions, great parks with ponds, lanes, greenhouses, sculptures and monuments - all well designed and exceptionally picturesque. The Catherine Place was built in the middle of the 18th century, construction lasted seven years on Rastrelli design, the result was breathtaking - an apotheosis of Russian Baroque. 306 meters long, the building ends in a superb staircase, north, and a five -cupola church, south. The Old Park stretches east, with graceful pavilions and elegant gardens. The Catherine Palace is known for its Thrown Room decorated with gild woodcarving and famous all over the world Amber Room , the room decorated entirely with amber. The interior of the Catherine's Palace combines in itself such elegance and luxury, such beauty and magnificence, that is regarded as one of the most outstanding works of the World's culture. You may like the visit the building of Lyceum where the great Russian poet and writer Alexander Pushkin studied from 1811 till 1817, today ifs a museum.
Open:10.00 -17.00. Closed on TUE and the last MON of every month.