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Catherine Palace

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The dazzling 18th-century Catherine Palace is a perfect example of Russian baroque, its bright-turquoise exterior distinguished by row...

English Landscape Gardens

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After touring the palaces, you may want to head down to the lakes for a little relaxation. Rowboats and catamarans are available for...

Gatchina Palace

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In 1712, following the final conquest of the area by Russia, Peter I gave Gatchina to his sister, the tsarevna Natalya Alexeyevna. The...

Konstantine Palace

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Of the palace's 50-odd rooms, several are open to the public on guided tours when no state functions are taking place. Grandest of all...

Lomonosov (Oranienbaum)

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The original palace on the property, Menshikov's Great Palace (Bolshoi Menshikovskii Dvorets), stands on a terrace overlooking the...

Naval Cathedral

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One of Kronshtadt's highlights is the finest example of neo-Byzantine architecture in Russia, built between 1902 and 1913 by Vassili...

Pavlovsk

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The golden yellow Great Palace (Bolshoi Dvorets) stands on a high bluff overlooking the river and dominates the surrounding park. The...

Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

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It's hard to believe that virtually all of Peterhof and the other palaces were almost completely in ruins toward the end of World War...

Prioratsky Palace

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A 10-minute walk from Gatchina Palace bring you to Black Lake and this white palace, a unique construction made of rammed earth (compressed...

Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo)

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The town of Pushkin was a summer residence of the Imperial family from the days of Peter the Great to the last years of the Romanov dynasty...

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