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Tsarskoe Selo in St Petersburg, Russia

Catherine Palace in the Tsarskoe selo— one of the most famous former Russian emperors residence. Magnificent interiors, huge parks & gardens, beautiful Amber Room — all these attract here thousands of tourists every year. Find interesting facts, location, working hours, useful tips and book the private tour here
Tsarskoe Selo in St Petersburg, Russia
Catherine Palace in the Tsarskoe selo— one of the most famous former Russian emperors residence. Magnificent interiors, huge parks & gardens, beautiful Amber Room — all these attract here thousands of tourists every year. Find interesting facts, location, working hours, useful tips and book the private tour here

The royal residence

In 1710 — 1720 a royal residence begins to be built in the location of the estate, around which villages appear, as well as a settlement for the palace staff. Gradually the ensemble layout became ordered. Here many prominent architects, sculptors, artists brought to life the ideas of royal customers. Tsarskoe Selo has amassed the best specimens of the Baroque and Neoclassicism architecture. In the course of two centuries Tsarskoe Selo was a summer ceremonial imperial residence whose construction was of national importance.
In 1710 — 1720 a royal residence begins to be built in the location of the estate, around which villages appear, as well as a settlement for the palace staff. Gradually the ensemble layout became ordered. Here many prominent architects, sculptors, artists brought to life the ideas of royal customers. Tsarskoe Selo has amassed the best specimens of the Baroque and Neoclassicism architecture. In the course of two centuries Tsarskoe Selo was a summer ceremonial imperial residence whose construction was of national importance.

The main attractions in the Tsarskoe Selo

Catherine Palace

A splendid specimen of the Russian Baroque. The great Hall, ceremonial chambers including the world-famous Amber Room astound with their luxurious decoration.
Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, St Petersburg, Russia

Catherine Palace Gardens & Park

Hundreds of hectares, where dozens of architectural structures are located. The main part of the Catherine Park takes up the territory between the Catherine Palace, the Cascade Ponds and the Great Pond.
Catherine Park in Tsarskoe Selo, St Petersburg, Russia

The Amber Room

Famous masterpiece of the 18th century art. Ot was created by German craftsmen and gifted to Peter I, and subsequently it was enhanced under the direction of F.B. Rastrelli.
The Amber Room in Tsarskoe Selo in St Petersburg, Russia
How to get to Tsarskoe Selo:

From "Moskovskaya" metro station by share taxi № 342 and № 545 (the stop "Tsarskoe Selo State Museum-Preserve") and from the Kupchino metro station (by bus № 186).

Tsarskoe Selo opening hours:

  • Catherine park: from September to April — daily from 7:00 to 21:00, from May to July — daily from 7:00 to 23:00, in August — daily from 7:00 to 22:00. Ticket offices are open from April to October from 9:00 to 19:00. The rest of the time, admission is free.
  • Alexander Park: Admission is free.
  • The Lyceum-Museum of A.S. Pushkin: From 10:30 to 18:00. Days off — Tuesday and last Friday of the month. The ticket office closes an hour earlier.
  • Alexander Palace: Opening hours: 10:00—18:00; visitors can enter until 17:00. In September, tickets are sold from 12:00 to 17:45 (entrance to the exhibition until 18:00). From October to April, tickets are sold from 10:00 to 16:45 (entrance to the exhibition until 17: 00). During school holidays, tickets are sold from 12:00 to 16:45. From may to September, the day off is Tuesday. From October to April, weekends are Tuesday and the last Monday of the month.

Tsarskoe Selo location

Catherine Palace & Amber room private tour

What is included

Free VISA Support
We provide the documents required to apply for a Russian Tourist Visa to anyone who books excursion on mostpetersburg.com
Personal Guide
This tour will be conducted by one of our professional guides
All Tickets and Admissions
All tickets are already included in price. No hidden costs!

What is included

Free VISA Support
We provide the documents required to apply for a Russian Tourist Visa to anyone who books excursion on mostpetersburg.com
Personal Guide
This tour will be conducted by one of our professional guides
All Tickets and Admissions
All tickets are already included in price. No hidden costs!
Itinerary
This itinerary can be tailored to you and your family's precise requirements and interests. If you want us to create an individual route for you, please, write to us
Itinerary
This itinerary can be tailored to you and your family's precise requirements and interests. If you want us to create an individual route for you, please, write to us

Tsarskoe Selo

Excursion to the Catherine Palace will immerse you into the atmosphere of the royal life of the 18th and 19th centuries. During the excursion, you will see the famous Amber room. And at the end of a tour we are going to walk through beautiful Catherine Park with ponds, canals and pictures & alleys. Our professional private guide will be glad to answer all of your questions.
tsarskoe selo

Excursion to the Catherine Palace will immerse you into the atmosphere of the royal life of the 18th and 19th centuries. During the excursion, you will see the famous Amber room. And at the end of a tour we are going to walk through beautiful Catherine Park with ponds, canals and pictures & alleys. Our professional private guide will be glad to answer all of your questions.

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