Czar's Village, Saint Petersburg
We went on a nice half-day Pushkin -trip with Eclectica excursions from Nevsky Prospekt to visit The Catherine palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo.
Tsarskoye Selo is situated 25 km south-east of Saint Petersburg.
It was very practical to take an organized trip because we were taken exactly were we wanted, and we were even able to see the Amber Room (no photography allowed).
The price for the tour was 1200 Rub. The tour was in Russian and even if we did not understand much, we were taken to the right places and where then able to walk around alone. For an English-speaking tour, the price was 1900 Rub, (July 2013)
A very nice place, even I can say gorgeous place. You can put in your plan one day for sure, if you want without a hurry see all charms of this place.Visit it in late spring our summer when the all fountains work.You can get there from the Baltic railwaystation by taking a minibus (cast for about 45 rubles one way).
This is a must for anyone who enjoys russian history specially if you like history that deals with the Tsars.The elegance in this place is overwhelming. I especially enjoyed the Great Hall which is amazing. The amber room is another great room to visit because of the history attach to it. It is said that during WWII, the germans stole some major pieces of art and hid them in Berlin but they have never been found. if you come from St Petersburg make sure you drive so that you can see the Catherine Palace right in from of you. The blue color will blow you away.
It's a little town that during communist ages was called "Pushkin"; here there's a big park with many nice palaces.
The main of them is Ekaterina's palace, built by Rastrelli, almost destroyed during second world war, and the rebuilt like the original...
Well, for most, this is what coming to the Tsar's Village is all about.
To catch a glimpse of the magnificent Amber Room just recently opened to the public.
This is a copy.
It was stolen during the German siege of Leningrad (then St. Petersburg) & was never seen again.
The original was a gift from Frederick William I (of Prussia) to Peter the Great.
A real treasure of Catherine Palace was Amber Room. In 1717 by Friedrich William of Prussia presented to Peter the Great inlaid amber panels. In 1755 the Amber Room was designed by Rastrelli, who enriched panels by mosaics and sculptures. During the Second World War the Amber Room dissapeared and now it's completely restored.
The town of Pushkin (formerly called Tsarskoye Selo) lies just outside St. Petersburg and is particularly famous for its impressive baroque Catherine Palace, where Empress Catherine the Great lived and died. The palace was almost totally destroyed during World War II, but has risen due to an extensive restoration program after the war.
Before the 1917 revolution the Great Palace was the summer residence of the Russian emperors. In 1918 there was opened museum of art and history. The museum houses collections of paintings, porcelain, furniture and fabrics.
Tsarskoe Selo, another summer residence of the Russian Emperrors.
Ekaterininsky Palace is one of the most luxury palaces in Europe. You can se the famous Amber rooom here, practically fully recreated.
Really nice halls with the most famous Amber Hall. However I heard that now you must pay additional fee for seeing the Amber Hall and
It is a palace built for Catherine the Great and famous also for being the place where Pushkin, the greatest Russian poet was educated.