“Pavolvsk Park, St Petersburg”
Pavlovsk is a stunning palace and park, a summer residence of the Russian Emperor Paul I and his family, dating back to the late 18th century.
Its architects were amongst the greatest of the period including Cameron, Brenna, Quarenghi, Voronikhin and Rossi.
The landscape park is one of the largest in Europe, covering 600 hectares with beautiful greenery which is glorious in the sunshine.
The Palace’s collections were inspired by the journey of its owners through Europe in 1781. They visited workshops of many well-known artists acquiring paintings, furniture, bronze articles, silk fabircs and china sets as well as a number of antique sculptures from Italy and gifts from European royal courts. Many of these treasure are now on view for you to admire and enjoy, along with a number of portraits by Russian artists and a number of Pavlovsk landscape paintings. After a long restoration, the ravishingly beautiful private rooms of Empress Maria Federovna, which were decorated by Quarenghi and Voronikhin, are again open to the public.
This trip is a perfect day out to experience the glory of Russia’s royalty as well as its stunning artistic culture.
Location: Russia, St-Petersburg
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 5 hours
A local guide and any other fees including any museum entrance fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated
For groups of more than 6 people, price will be provided on application.
Restrictions: Unavailable on Fridays and first Monday of each month. Park open from 9:30 – 17:00/18:00 on weekends. Palace state rooms open from 10:00-18:00 – No Restrictions but involves walking.
Physical rating: Easy – Suitable for all