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Palais et Parc Catherine

Sadovaya St., 7 | Ekaterininskiy Park, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601, Russia
+7 812 466-66-74
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Filled with 18th-century paintings and ornate rooms, this white and gold palace is surrounded by a 1400-acre park complete with fountains, bridges, the Agate Pavilion bathhouse and the Great Pond. The Palace also has a famous Amber Room, stolen by Nazi troops during WWII, but now recreated by Russian craftsmen.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
2 days ago
“Outstanding and worth seeing but you need to suffer the crowds!”
4 days ago
“Beautiful palace. Terrible organisation of entry system”
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Sadovaya St., 7 | Ekaterininskiy Park, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601, Russia
+7 812 466-66-74
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a very worthwhile visit as the place is restored beautifully (the Nazi's trashed it and it was restored apparently with only tools used for the original build). Much of the art work was saved so some beautiful pieces to see. The grounds are...More

Thank patsychom
Reviewed 3 days ago

As an individual traveler who does not like group travel because you feel like cattle, I cannot recommend this. Yes, the park is beautiful, and yes, we wanted to see the amber room as well. For me, that has actually been a little girl's dream....More

Thank Khalhasi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The palace and its gardens are absolutely beautiful. Both the grand hall and amber room are worth particular mention. The pictures of its rebuild and retoration are of particular interest. These are housed in the corridor on the way out. Unfortunately the system for individuals...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful palace. Lot of history. We were with a guide so had no problem getting in. He knew exactly how to avoid the crowds.

Thank Parin J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although quite famous, it cannot compete with many of the other European castles and palaces. The Amber room is surely unique, but underwhelming.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The opulence and grandeur of all these palaces in and around St Petersburg has t be seen to be believed and Catherine the Greats Palace is no exception. There has been some amazing restoration work done since the Germans all but destroyed it in the...More

Thank Lino L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous, over the top palace, full of art of all kinds. Of course, The Amber Room was awesome but my best moment came out in the grounds. When our guide saw a building open, she knew it meant singers... We walked in,...More

Thank OliverandLisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace is gorgeous inside and out. Although much of it was destroyed in WWII it has since been repaired and renovated to be a beautiful as it was in its heyday. There is so much to see here that it would be impossible to...More

Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can see only one palace while in St. Petersburg then visit Catherine Palace. It was really a tossup between the Peterhof Palace and this one but personally I thought the grounds at Catherine Palace were much better.

Thank soigal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught a perfect sunny day in Pushkin which probably helped but we had an amazing time at this beautifully restored palace. Amazing beauty and history. A must see.

Thank Dtaylor47
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We are visiting late april and wanted to visit the park only, is it possible to do so at the gate without a long queue?
18 February 2017|
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Response from AliPasargad | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the queue of garden is fast, therefore it's not long. visitors should pay money for park and palace separately (you will pay money just for park visiting). The park is so beautiful and enjoyable. have a nice time...
We're visiting Russia mid February 2017, would love some help with Catherine Palace. Silly question but it is open in February 2017 (one site said closed till April) . Can we get the train there and pick up an English speaking guide when we're there we'd like ample time to take a troika ride st nearby Pavlovsk park. Aslo someone mentioned taking a boat there? I've read something about that but are the rivers still frozen ? Anything will help
4 February 2017|
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Response from Kathryn K | Reviewed this property |
Hi there we went in January 2017 and it was open. I don't see why it would be closed in Feb. We did the palace and the troika ride. It is very difficult to get there by public transport as not many people speak English... More
Lynda M
how busy it is in september
2 February 2017|
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Response from bajosamardzic | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, I was in the winter, but the park will certainly be nice
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