Legendary Amber Room in Pushkin and Palace of Paul in Pavlovsk
Meeting with your highly qualified guide in the lobby of
We invite you to two summer residences of the royal family in the suburbs of St. Petersburg.
Excursion begins with the Catherine Palace in Pushkin-the example of illustrious Russian baroque style. The main decoration of the Palace according to the tastes of the owner was carved and gilded wood. The French diplomat his visit to the Palace said that the architect missed one detail: "a glass case for extra protection for the Catherine Palace." It was rumored that the roof of the Palace was built of pure gold. On sunny days the golden ornaments of the Catherine Palace looked like sparks. The English traveler called it "the most complete triumph of barbaric taste." More than 100 kilograms of gold were used to gild the interior decoration of the Palace and fasades of the building with numerous statues, 6 tons of amber were used for the legendary Amber Room.
You will visit Palace of the son of Catherine the Great- Palace of Paul. The Palace rooms resemble the antique shops. The magnificent collection of clocks, furniture, antique sculpture of the museum is on the second position in Russia for his greatness and richness after the Hermitage collection.
Back in St. Petersburg.
Palace of Paul in Pavlovsk is closed on Friday.
Catherine Palace in Pushkin is closed on Tuesday and last Monday of each month.
Duration: 6 hours
The prices include: professional guide, private transport, entrance tickets to the museums, permissions for photo / video.
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