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Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace

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Garden St, 7, Pushkin, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 196601
+7 812 465 94 24
http://www.tzar.ru/
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Walk into the lives of the Russian tsars at Katerinskii Dvorets, or Catherine Palace, located about 15 miles south of St. Petersburg in the town of Tsarskoye Selo. Built in the late 18th century, this ... Read more
marvel of Rococo architecture boasts an exterior gilded with more than 220 pounds of gold. The interior of the structure is just as grand. The Amber Room, for example, is paneled with mosaics consisting of more than 900 pounds of precious amber and other gemstones, and the Hall of Light, whose vast, arched windows allow streams of light that illuminate the room's opulent golden stucco. Although badly damaged during World War II, the Catherine Palace is now fully restored and open to the public.

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Moscow

Very beautiful place near Saint Petersburg . The summer residency of Romanov's family! Very beautiful garden. You must see it!

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Foster City, California, USA

It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars (czars). The residence originated in 1717.

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Very beautiful palace! The palace has detailed information about the history of what happened during World War II at the palace as well. The amber room is magnificent and stunningly detailed. Also, the second Sunday of every month is free for students with a student card!

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New York City, New York State, USA

A summer residence for Russian tsars, this palace southeast of St. Petersburg is named for the wife of Peter the Great, Catherine I, who ruled Russia for two years after his death. But credit for its lavish Rococo style goes to daughter Empress Elizabeth, who ordered her imperial architect to renovate it on a scale to rival Versailles. The palace stretches more than half a mile in circumference and is elaborately decorated with a blue and white façade with gilded reliefs. It’s most famous for the Amber Room, a chamber made completely of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors.

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Reading, UK

A stunning palace a little way out of St Petersburg. The amber room, although a modern reconstruction, took my breath away.

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Melbourne, Florida

The Catherine Palace was built by Peter the Great for his wife, the future Catherine I. In 1743, Peter's daughter, Elizabeth, now the Czarina of Russia has the great artist/architect, Rastrelli redesign the Palace.

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London, UK

Absolutely stunning. I loved this place. The memories of it still haunt nearly 20 years later. Enjoy!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

This was my most favorite part of visiting St. Petersburg! Such a beautiful palace. Each room is a different color and decorated so elegantly. We even had a special performance in the ballroom with live music and dancers that nearly brought me to tears! At night, the palace is lit so beautifully!

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Saint John

All the gold in this place and the history of how it got here and her life story was amazing

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Ankara, Turkey

It is 25 kilometers away from St Petersburg.Location is known as Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo).Amber Room, The Great Hall, Green Dining Room are the famous parts of The Catherine Palace.You can take a nice photographs at the great garden, you can visit Lyceum, Turkish Bath, Grotto Pavilion and sculptures.

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This palace is amazing, the Amber room is beyond words (unfortunately have no photos as they don't allow photos in that room - other rooms you can take photos without flash). It was just so luxurious, I love the Mirror room that looks like Versailles. It was one of the highlights of St Petersburg

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WOW its a must do

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Москва, Россия

Внутри очень красивый, особенно янтарная комната, но очередь перед ним просто гигантская, на несколько часов

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Milan

Con la sua bellissima facciata blu e bianca questo piccolo palazzo è da non perdere! Gli interni sono stati ampiamente ricostruiti ma è comunque un luogo magico.

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Local from Санкт-Петербург, Россия

Невероятное место, очень живописное, ухоженное, красивое, глаза там повсюду
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Moscow, Russia
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Бристоль, Великобритания
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Aliases: Ekaterinskii Dvoret, Ekaterinskii Dvorets

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