A striking bridge made of Ural marbles that was built in 1774.

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1. Turkish Bath

0.08 MILES

With its minaret and mosaic-covered interior this pavilion perched over the water was meant to resemble a mosque. The building closes during bad weather.

2. Chesme Column

0.16 MILES

This is a monument to the Russian victory in the Battle of Chesme in 1778.

3. Concert Hall

0.19 MILES

On an island in the middle of a large pond, this concert hall is used for various musical performances.

4. Chinese Pavilion

0.32 MILES

Also known as the Chinese Village, this assembly of buildings was commissioned by Catherine the Great during the craze for Chinoiserie in the late 18th…

5. Great Pond

0.34 MILES

This large ornamental 'pond' is more of a lake, and forms the centrepiece of the landscaped gardens at Tsarskoe Selo.

6. Cameron Gallery

0.37 MILES

A two-storey pavilion that houses temporary exhibitions on the ground floor. The upper-storey contains a long colonnade perfect for strolling and taking…

7. Grotto Pavilion


With a gorgeous location on the shore of the Great Pond, the Grotto Pavilion is sometimes used to host exhibits.

8. Catherine Palace

0.46 MILES

The centrepiece of Tsarskoe Selo, created under Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great between 1744 and 1796, is the vast baroque Catherine Palace,…