Pavlovsk Travel Guide

  • On the way to Pavlovsk by marshrutka
    On the way to Pavlovsk by marshrutka
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  • Getting to Pavlovsk by marshrutka
    Getting to Pavlovsk by marshrutka
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  • Getting to Pavlovsk by marshrutka
    Getting to Pavlovsk by marshrutka
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Pavlovsk Things to Do

  • Large Stone Staircase

    The landscape park, one of the largest in Europe, covers an area of 600 hectares.A large stone staircase was built in 1799 by the architect V. Brenna. It descends from the Pavlovsk Palace on the steep coastal slopes in the valley of the river Slavyanka. Stone stairs has 64 steps decorated with marble lion statues and vases on top and bottom pairs...

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  • Three Graces

    In the Greek Temple you will see a marble copy of Antonio Canova’s statue The Three Graces. It was installed in 1803. It is a Neoclassical sculpture in marble of the mythological three charites, daughters of Zeus – identified on some engravings of the statue as Euphrosyne, Aglaea and Thalia - who were said to represent beauty, charm and joy.

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  • Greek Temple

    Next to the garden of Maria Feodorovna you will see the Greek Temple containing a statue of the Three Graces, looking down at the river. It was built in 1800 by the architecture Cameron and by the sculptor Triskorny. You will see the stucco reliefs of Apollo with lyre surrounded by attributes of art, and the goddess of wisdom Minerva with the...

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  • Monument to Paul I

    The bronze Monument to Paul I – was installed in front of the Palace in the center of Courtyard in 1872. It is a copy of the original statue by sculptor Ivitali.The Emperor is turned to the face the entrance avenue, "taking guests" at his summer residence.

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  • Private garden of Maria Feodorovna

    Marie Feodorovna was deeply interested in botany. In 1801 Charles Cameron constructed an elegant flower garden behind the Palace, just outside of the windows of the private apartment of Marie Feodorovna.You need to pay another 100 roubles to enter the garden.You can watch my 6 min 00 sec Video Pavlovsk Palace slide show part 2 out of my Youtube...

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  • Linden Tree Alee

    Cameron laid out a triple alley of five straight rows of Linden trees imported from Lübeck in a long axis from the courtyard of the Palace leading to a small semi-circular place in the forest. This served as a parade ground for Tsar Paul's Imperial guards.You can watch my 4 min 04 sec Video Pavlovsk Palace Park out of my Youtube channel or here on...

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  • Temple of Friendship

    In 1780 Charles Cameron constructed a large Roman temple at a turn in the river in the bottom of the valley. The classical temple was similar to the Temple of Pan in the gardens at Stowe House in England. It was originally called the Temple of Gratitude, dedicated to Catherine the Great, who had donated the land for the Park, but in 1780 it was...

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  • Slavyanovka River

    The River Slavyanovka was the picturesque axis of the composition, with winding paths along the river providing changing views to the visitor. A dam turned the river into a picturesque pond in the valley below the Palace.You can watch my 6 min 00 sec Video Pavlovsk Palace slide show part 2 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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  • Temporary Exhibitions

    There are always several temprary exhibitions in the Pavlov Palce, such as:"Florentine mosaic from the collection of the State Museum - Reserve" Pavlovsk "."The church vestments and church plate from the funds the State Museum" Pavlovsk "."Public Fund of Russian porcelain".Photo exhibition "From the ashes and ruins", dedicated to the history museum...

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  • State Vestibule

    A single flight of steps of modest proportions sweeps in a gentle curve to the Upper or State Vestibule, constructed after Cameron's design and decorated in 1789. This vestibule is separated from the staircase by a wide arch.Photo and video are allowed in the Palace.Photo: RUB 200.00 Video: RUB 300.00You can watch my 4 min 54 sec Video Pavlovsk...

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  • Egyptian Vestibule

    The Lower or Egyptian Vestibule is one of the five rooms decorated in 1786 by Cameron. Its walls are rusticated like the facade of the building, tinted the colour of Pudost limestone and capped by a Doric cornice with triglyphs.You can watch my 4 min 54 sec Video Pavlovsk Palace slide-show part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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  • Palace Church

    The Hall of Knights and Imperial Chapel bear testament to Pavel's peculiar relationship with the church - although officially Orthodox, he always preferred the trappings of Catholicism, as can be seen from the lack of icons and the preponderance of statuary in the chapel.You can watch my 4 min 54 sec Video Pavlovsk Palace slide-show part 1 out of...

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  • Throne Room

    The Throne Room, which was actually the Palace's main dining room, and contains a 606-piece Gold Dinner Service from the Imperial Porcelain Factory.The Hall of Knights was the reception room for the Maltese Chivalric Order of Knights. Pavel was particularly proud to become their Grand Master, despite the fact that his appointment could not be...

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  • Picture Gallery

    The southern wing of the Palace contains Pavlovsk's Picture Gallery, with several notable paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries, including works by Tiepolo, Salvatore Rosa, and Rubens.Cameron, Brenna, Quarenghi, Voronikhin and Rossi – were the names of the architects who created the inner halls and room of the Palace. The formation of the...

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  • Cabinet of Maria Feodorovna

    Following a long restoration, the ravishingly beautiful private rooms of Empress Maria Fedorovna, which were decorated Quarenghi and Voronikhin, are again open to the public.Maria Fedorovna's Library is famous with a beautiful parquet floor of twelve sorts of wood and elegant furniture designed by Voronikhin.In front of a white marble fireplace in...

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  • State Bedroom of Pavlovsk Palace

    The Lilac Salon occupies the former bedroom of Paul I. It was designed by Carlo Rossi and is decorated with massive panels of artifical marble mottled with waves of lilac. The panels are framed by panels of gilt neo-classical design.A unique set of furniture in the Russian Empire style was designed by Rossi and executed in rich, smoky birch with...

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  • Halls of War and Peace

    The Hall of War, designed by Brenna and later modified by Voronikhin after a fire in 1803, is a pair to the Hall of Peace on the opposite side of the Palace. The niche contains a tall ceramic stove decorated with carved plaster. On top of the stove stands a Roman eagle in a laurel wreath. On either side of the niche stand Roman trophies of war.The...

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  • Greek Hall of Pavlovsk Palace

    The Cameron's Greek Hall is one of the most impressive halls of Pavlovsk Palace. Green fluted columns of artificial Verde Antico marble line all sides of the room. A band of artificial golden-brown Sienna marble accents the lower part of the rear walls. Niches contain copies of ancient sculptures and a series of urns and vases made of semi-precious...

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Pavlovsk Restaurants

  • Pavlovsk Palace Restaurant

    The Grand Column Hall Restaurant offers to taste the atmosphere of the 18th century and visit the apartments of Maria Fedorovna’s ladies-in-waiting, which after the restoration turned into one of the most beautiful restaurants in St. Petersburg suburbs. Excellent interiors, palace music and the wonderful atmosphere of Pavlovsk Park and Museums,...

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  • Grand Column Hall

    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

  • How to get to Pavlovsk

    Pavlovsk is a municipal town located 30 kilometers south from St. Petersburg. There are several ways to get there. By train:from Vitebsk Station to the train / railway station "Pavlovsk" (Pavlovsky Station)from the train / railway station "Kupchino" to w / station "Pavlovsk" (Pavlovsky Station)By marshrutka (30 roubles):from the metro station...

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  • 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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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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    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. ;-)

    L'Etoile
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Pavlovsk Off The Beaten Path

  • Humpbacked Bridge

    There are two bridges (Humpback and Black), spread to a small island in the river valley Slavyanka. The Humpbacked bridge was built in 1784 by architect Charles Cameron. It is composed of porous tuff as "ruins". The Black Bridge over the dam was built in 1780 by Charles Cameron and renovated in 1799 by V.Brenna. It is made of metal and is decorated...

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  • Peter and Paul Church

    The Orthodox Peter and Paul Church adjoins to the Pavlovsk Palace from the south. It was built in 1799 by architect Brenna. The images in the iconostasis was made by George Kadesh.You can watch my photo of Pavlovsk on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 59° 41' 5.14" N 30° 27' 10.79" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Pavlovsk...

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  • Apollo Colonnade

    Between 1780 and 1783 at the top of the hill which descended to the Lake Charles Cameron constructed a colonnade with a copy of the Apollo Belvedere in Rome. The Apollo Colonnade was the second pavilion in Pavlovsk. It has a double row of columns with an entablature, forming a setting for a reproduction of a reproduction of the Belvedere Apollo. It...

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Pavlovsk Favorites

  • Pavlovsk in 2014

    46 years passed since my first visit to Pavlovsk. 17 years passed since my second and my son Andrey’s first times we saw this wonderful Palace. But it attracted us for the next time once again. In May of 2014 we came back there. We were going to attend a VT-meeting in Saint Petersburg in the evening and had enough time in the morning to go to...

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  • Pavlovsk in 1997

    29 years passed since my first visit to Pavlovsk and I came back there with my 16-years old son Andrey. We have been making a trip to Saint Petersburg and its suburbs by our car. We saw the Palace in its whole beauty after restoration.

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  • Pavlovsk in 1968

    When I was 14 years old my parents showed me the Pavlovsk Palace and Garden for the first time. We travelled by our car along Litva, Latvia and Estonia and went to Leningrad to see its sightseeing and couldn’t miss Pavlovsk. The Palace was destroyed in WWII. It has been under the long restoration. In 1957, thirteen years after the Palace had been...

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