We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Alexander Palace

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Sadovay str, 2, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601, Russia
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+7 812 465-20-18
10:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 108 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
  • 2
    Very good
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Rossian soul!

Very, very, very nice place, one of the most beatiful places of the world! One of our friends suggests us: travell to the kings towns! There you will see so much beautifull things... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Belgrade, Serbia

Similar Things to Do in Pushkin

Add Photo Write a Review

108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 26: English reviews
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very, very, very nice place, one of the most beatiful places of the world! One of our friends suggests us: travell to the kings towns! There you will see so much beautifull things - as much as you cant imagine!! And it is true. When we were in Versay (France) a man (our guide) sad that metal parts infront of... More 

Thank micaba
Level Contributor
40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I had heard about this palace but it was beyond what I imagined. The gold and ornate architecture is like nothing I'd seen before. Inside the palace itself is no different. Amazing!

1 Thank Bill K
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
1,069 reviews
968 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 507 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This Palace is situated just across the Catherine Palace and was a Catherine the Great present for her grandson Alexander I. That was the work of another italian architect and in difference from Francesco Bartholomeo Rastrelli, who made the Catherine Palace more in Rococo and Baroque style, here in the case of Alexander Palace is presented the neoclassical way of... More 

1 Thank Oleg Y
United States
Level Contributor
86 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

September 2016 entire grounds and building are closed. We would love to have seen it. It is directly across from The Catherine Palace and would be easy to pair with that tour.

2 Thank blondetraveler508
Level Contributor
234 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

major renovation is being carried out at the moment. the palace closed in august 2015. the wing which housed the living quarters of the last imperial family will be renovated and / or reconstructed. the former kitchen building located next to the palace will be opened as well as the connecting underground passage was rediscovered and is being repaired, too.... More 

4 Thank Januarius Z
Level Contributor
53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The last Russian Tzar was exiled to Siberia after spending his last 13 years in this palace which he made his main residence. A good choice if you are interested in the interiors of late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum possesses a great collection of personal belongings of the last Royal family. Can be both an add-on or... More 

3 Thank Mark J
Inverkip, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
371 reviews
286 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

A gift of Catherine the Great to her favorite grandson, Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich (later Emperor Alexander I of Russia) when he married Grand Duchess Elizaveeta Alexeevna. The building designed by Giacomo Quarenghi between 1792 and 1796 was originally planned for Saint Petersburg. But finally it was built in front of the huge Alexander Park in Tsarskoye Selo. One of... More 

4 Thank Mina P
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This is my fave out of the palaces we visited during our stay in St Petersburg. Despite its modesty compared to others, I loved its homeliness and stories about Nicholas and Alexandra's life together. At this palace you actually feel like it's the real place where these guys lived and that they were real people with their own family life.... More 

2 Thank GannaGanna
Chisinau, Moldova
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is a very warm family house, after so many years one might still feel as if intruding into a personal life. This was a true family which utterly valued its family life and every moment they were able to spend together. This place is connected with, perhaps, the most ‘dark pages’ of the Russian history, and those who reassess... More 

1 Thank Alla_Abramova
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

This was the actual home of the last Tsar and his family. So worth a visit if one is interested in that part of history. Still not fully restored, but a touching place to be as one pictures them sitting and waiting all night in the Circular Hallway, for the cars that would take them to the train that would... More 

3 Thank Barbara W

Travellers who viewed Alexander Palace also viewed

Pushkin, Pushkinsky District
St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Been to Alexander Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Alexander Palace and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
4 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Alexander Palace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?