Pavlovsk Travel Guide

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Pavlovsk Things to Do

  • The Palace courtyard

    The Palace courtI was walking all around the palace and this is the view from the other side and from inside the courtyard

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  • The Palace

    Somewhere in this large park there is also this palace, a beautiful building with wonderful landscape.

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  • Pavlovsk forest and park

    The Pavlovsk forest and park is a beautiful place to escape from the urban crowded city of St Petersburg on a sunshine day.

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  • Bandshell

    There are also a number of smaller, unnamed buildings close to the palace ~ alongside the larger Cameron's Dairy and the Aviary.The grounds were almost empty of people when we were there ~ admittedly, the weather wasn't terrifically suited to a leisurely walk, but, ultimately, having the grounds to ourselves only added to the atmosphere.

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  • Cold Bath

    This beautiful yellow-hued building was initially built as a swimming pool (the original furnishings included art, tapestries & furniture). . .the building extends further on the other side, as opposed to just being a round-house.It's not open for wandering visitors, but a peek inside revealed what appeared to be a workshop of some kind. There were...

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  • Apollo Colonnade

    If you journey up the hill at the rear of the palace to visit the Apollo Colonnade, you'll suddenly realize just how close the grounds are to the roads and traffic of the modern city. The paths and ponds of the lower grounds are peaceful and quiet, but this "ruin" is victim of the encroaching city.

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Pavlovsk Restaurants

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    by Canadienne Written Aug 19, 2003

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    We didn't have a full meal at this restaurant, but we did take a break from the rain. It's self-service cafeteria style and they had some good pastries and excellent espresso.

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Pavlovsk Transportation

  • Horse

    Well, that is not exactly the way to get here, but maybe to get around, I notice some were riding horses around the park.

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  • Train

    Another easy way to get here is by train. The train station stop is just across the entry to the park so it should be very easy.

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  • Taxi / minibus

    The easy way to get here is by taxi or those minibuses service they have from St Petersburg. Not very comfortable and very crowded but useful.

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Pavlovsk Shopping

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    by Gili_S Written Jan 7, 2008

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    By the palace and the palace yard there are many stands where you can buy souvenirs for very cheap, I did so too. If you want more distinguish items check the store just behind the corner.

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Pavlovsk Local Customs

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    L'Etoile

    by Canadienne Updated Aug 11, 2003

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    You can typically note the "good luck" spot on a statue at a quick glance ~ toes, fingers, noses are bright and shiny from the wear.

    Firmly planted in the centre of the Muses, at L'Etoile section of the grounds, this statue sports a less-common shiny appendage. . .promising a specific type of luck, I suppose. ;-)

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Pavlovsk Off The Beaten Path

  • Squirrels

    Try to be silent while walking around in the forest and you might be lucky to see the sweet squirrels around here.*Buy some nuts from the locals when entering the park.

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  • Exit into the unknown!

    Loose yourself in the park and exit into the datscha area and walk back that way to the railway station. Ask people for directions and observe a bit of non-touristy stuff.

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    Pavlovsk Palace

    by Canadienne Updated Aug 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Of the trio of imperial palaces that we visited ~ Peterhof, Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin), and Pavlovsk ~ this is the one where we chose to skip the palace proper, in favour of wandering through the grounds.

    Fondest memory: The grounds and its pathways are dotted with ruins (artificial, of course), temples and charming buildings. It was a rainy day, but we still enjoyed wandering. . .and it was free of cost.

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