Rose Pavilion

Around St Petersburg

Russian architect Andrei Voronykhin (who rose from serfdom to become one of Petersburg's master architects), designed this simple but elegant pavilion. It was completed in 1811 and was the site of a great feast celebrating Alexander I's victory over Napoleon in 1814.

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1. Pavlovsk Park

0.39 MILES

You'll have to pay to enter the serene Pavlovsk Great Park just to access the palace, so it’s worth exploring while you're here. Filled with rivers and…

2. Pavlovsk Great Palace

0.58 MILES

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3. Private Garden

0.62 MILES

A formal garden restricted to members of the royal family. When the flowers are in bloom, it's a stunning sight.

4. Three Graces Pavilion

0.62 MILES

Late 18th-century sculpture purchased by Alexander I and given as a present to his mother Maria Fyodorovna.

5. Great Pond

2.86 MILES

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

6. Grotto Pavilion

2.86 MILES

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

7. Chesme Column


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

8. Catherine Park

2.92 MILES

Around the Catherine Palace extends the lovely Catherine Park. The main entrance is on Sadovaya ul, next to the Palace Chapel. The park extends around the…