Top Choice Palace in Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Catherine Palace

The centrepiece of Tsarskoe Selo, created under Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great between 1744 and 1796, is the vast baroque Catherine Palace, designed by Rastrelli and named after Peter the Great’s second…
Top Choice Park in Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Catherine Park

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 ornamental Great Pond and contains an array of interesting b…
Top Choice Palace in Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Alexander Palace

The classical Alexander Palace, built by Quarenghi between 1792 and 1796 for the future Alexander I, is surrounded by the charming Alexander Park. Nicholas II, the last Russian tsar, was its main tenant and he made …
Historic Building in Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Cameron Gallery

A two-storey pavilion that houses temporary exhibitions on the ground floor. The upper-storey contains a long colonnade perfect for strolling and taking in the park views.
Historic Building in Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Chinese Pavilion

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 century.
Park in Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Alexander Park

This somewhat overgrown 200-hectare park houses the Alexander Palace, a favourite retreat for Nicholas II and family, the last of the Romanov line.
Pond in Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Great Pond

This large ornamental 'pond' is more of a lake, and forms the centrepiece of the landscaped gardens at Tsarskoe Selo.
Historic Building in Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Grotto Pavilion

With a gorgeous location on the shore of the Great Pond, the Grotto Pavilion is sometimes used to host exhibits.
Monument in Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Chesme Column

This is a monument to the Russian victory in the Battle of Chesme in 1778.
Historic Building in Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Turkish Bath

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.