Excursion in Pavlovsk (Grand Palace+ park)
Duration: about 4,5 hours
Opening days: open daily, except Wednesday, 10.30am-7.00pm
The Pavlovsk Palace and park ensemble is located 13 miles (27 kilometers) away from St.Petersburg. The original estate was around 1500 acres and was a gift from Catherine to Paul on the birth of his first son, the future Tsar Alexander I, in 1777, so that he could build his summer residence here.. Work on the palace began in 1781 under the direction of the famous Scottish architect, Charles Cameron. Being one of Catherine's favorite architects did not enamour him with Paul and his wife Maria. Paul detested his mother and had a habitual aversion to her favorites. After Cameron's departure, many other architects worked at Pavlovsk, including Voronikhin, Brenna, Rossi and others.
Cameron designed the Grand Palace, one of the finest examples of Russian classicism, the Apollo Colonnade and the Temple of Friendship pavilions, and the impressive sixteen-column Three Graces Pavilion.
The park was landscaped by another great master, Pietro Gonzaga, who worked on it for twenty-five years, from 1803 to 1828.
Guide-Translator for the excursion:
about 4,5 hours
|English, German, French:||6500||RUR|
|Polish, Czech, Bulgarian:||8500||RUR|
|Chinese, Japanese, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Dutch, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish:||9000||RUR|
|Arabic, Turkish, Corean, Hebrew:||10500||RUR|
Foreign tourists (children): 780 rubles
Foreign tourists (adults): 780 rubles
Russian tourists (children): 680 rubles
Russian tourists (adults): 680 rubles
Transport for excursion:
Minibus (8 pax)
(Volkswagen Sharan, Crysler Voyager)
Minibus (20 pax)
Bus (45-55 pax)
(Mercedes, Volvo, Neoplan)