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Pavlovsk Palace & Park Private Tour

Explore one of the MOST beautiful Country Residence of Russian Emperors with this Private tour
Pavlovsk Palace & Park Private Tour
Explore one of the MOST beautiful Country Residence of Russian Emperors with this Private tour
In the suburbs of St. Petersburg, the famous luxurious Pavlovsk palace and park ensemble is located. The Pavlovo estate was once presented by Catherine the Great to her son Emperor Paul I. The Pavlovsk Palace is a state open-air museum known as Pavlovsk. The design of the castle and its construction was commissioned to the famous in the 1780−1790s architect, Charles Cameron. Of course, the appearance of the palace is very different from the original. The building was rebuilt several times in the first part of the nineteenth century. Around the palace there is a beautiful and picturesque Pavlovsk park, it was created by famous architects Charles Cameron, Andrei Voronikhin and Vincenzo Brenna. Of course, the Pavlovsk Palace is not the only building in the open-air museum, its architectural ensemble also includes many other buildings and pavilions.

During the tour, you'll see the places, which are listed below:
In the suburbs of St. Petersburg, the famous luxurious Pavlovsk palace and park ensemble is located. The Pavlovo estate was once presented by Catherine the Great to her son Emperor Paul I. The Pavlovsk Palace is a state open-air museum known as Pavlovsk. The design of the castle and its construction was commissioned to the famous in the 1780−1790s architect, Charles Cameron. Of course, the appearance of the palace is very different from the original. The building was rebuilt several times in the first part of the nineteenth century. Around the palace there is a beautiful and picturesque Pavlovsk park, it was created by famous architects Charles Cameron, Andrei Voronikhin and Vincenzo Brenna. Of course, the Pavlovsk Palace is not the only building in the open-air museum, its architectural ensemble also includes many other buildings and pavilions.

During the tour, you'll see the places, which are listed below:

Pavlovsk Palace

Pavlovsk Palace is an amazing beauty and harmony of the structure, surrounded by a luxurious Pavlovsk Park. The white-and-gold building was erected on a high hill next to the Slavyanka river, so that the Pavlovsk Palace can be seen from the farthest parts of the Park.

The Pink Pavilion

The Pavilion of Roses is one of the cutest and most beautiful pavilions of the ensemble of the Pavlovsky Park. Being the rarest example of classical wooden architecture, it is of great artistic and historical value.

The Cold Banya

One of the architectural pavilions of the Pavlovsky Park. The place where Emperor Paul I loved to temper himself against colds. It was built in 1799 according to the project of the architect Charles Cameron. In the building there was a swimming pool with a fountain, as well as a dressing room.

The Aviary

The Aviary was originally supposed to be a building combining a room for songbirds, a room for lunch and dance, and a small museum of antiquities. Today it is a beautiful building on the banks of a small pond with sculptures.

The Pil Tower

The Pil Tower is one of the most interesting structures in the Pavlovsky Park. This name is said to have come from a 'saw mill' ('saw' is 'pila' in Russian) that once was located on this site. But there is another version that the Pil Tower was constructed together with the Cold Bath. After visiting the bath, they were proceeding to the tower which served as a resting place.

The Milk House

In the park area you will find a cafe called 'Molochny Domik', which is located in the old building of a milk house. The history of the construction is interesting. The pavilion, built in the 18th century, was originally intended for the courtiers to rest there enjoying homemade bread, sour cream and milk. Today, absolutely anyone can get there, they serve delicious barbecue, brew aromatic coffee, and much more.

The Temple of Friendship

The Temple of Friendship is a pavilion in the Pavlovsky Park stylized as an antique temple. Built in the bend of the Slavyanka River in the end of the 18th century according to the design of C. Cameron. Initially, in the Temple of Friendship chamber concerts took place that were meant only for nobility.

The Amphitheater

The Amphitheater is located a little further than all the buildings of the palace. This is a stone-worked platform on a hilltop on the right bank of the Slavyanka River. There was a semicircular bench with a marble statue of Flora in the center. On the other side of the river there are earthen terraces that served as an open-air stage. The site was bordered by a dense shrub. Trees served as natural scenery. Empress Maria Fedorovna wanted the park to have buildings that would remind of the places of her childhood. In the past the statue had such military attributes as a shield and a sword, later they were lost. Today there is no statue, and the bench requires restoration.

The Mausoleum of Paul

After the death of Paul I, Maria Fyodorovna decided to build a mausoleum in the Pavlovsky Park, a temple in memory of her husband. The memorial was erected in a dense forest on the edge of a ravine, where the surroundings themselves make one think about life and death.

The 'Three Graces' Pavilion

At the beginning of the 19th century, the architect P. Schröter, based on the drawings of Charles Cameron, built the 'Three Graces' Pavilion, which ends the prospect of its central alley. This is a classic sixteen-column portico with a gable roof. The covered terrace is located on a massive basement and looks like a light colonnade of the Ionic order. The main decoration of the pavilion is the sculptural group called 'Three Graces', located in the center. Three graceful female figures support a vase standing on a column. It offers a beautiful view of the Marientalsky Pond.

The Colonnade of Apollo

On the left bank of the Slavyanka River in the Pavlovsky Park there is the Colonnade of Apollo. One of the first constructions by Charles Cameron in Pavlovsk referring to 1783. In the archives of the Pavlovsky Museum, this project is called the 'Temple of Apollo'. Initially, the Colonnade of Apollo was in an open meadow, near the church of Mary Magdalene.
What is included in the tour
Personal Guide
This tour will be conducted by one of our professional guides
All Tickets and Admissions
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All Transfers
The tour includes a personal driver on private car/train or bus tickets
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
09:00
09:00
Start of the Tour
Pick Up from the Hotel. Meet Your Guide
09:00-10:30
09:00-10:30
Transfer to Pavlovsk
10:30-13:30
10:30-13:30
Excursion in the Pavlovsk Palace & Park
14:00-15:30
14:00-15:30
Traditional Russian Lunch
*not included in the price
15:30-17:00
15:30-17:00
Transfer back to St. Petersburg
17:00
17:00
Drop off
Return to the hotel

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