You should spend a day here. I especially liked the garden, which is just so vast and beautiful. The palace of the legendary Ecatherine the Great
About Catherine Palace and Park
1 - 10 of 3,037 reviews
Once again we were on a tour and didn't have enough time, especially for the gardens which are wonderful. I think the photo's say more. You could do with a full day here.
Magnificent building filled with art. We were able go through relatively quickly with our guide & running commentary
The park is just delightful to walk around and the palace is just a fabulous place to see especially the re done amber palace. it was destroyed by the Germans in WWII and was redone slowly and restored to its beauty.
The palace was mostly destroyed during the WWII though a lot of the treasures were safely stored. What you see is an extensive restoration over decades including the famous Amber room. I suggest to get a guided tour since guided tours see a few more...More
Like most places in St Petersburg, full of history and beautifully restored. Photos of the destruction after the German seige show how much has had to be done to restore the building. It is hard to believe that most of it had been destroyed as...More
Wow, what a palace! The quality of the restoration is fantastic! The opulence that these royal families lived in has to be seen to be believed. The grounds are also really great, and enormous! This was really well worth the visit!
It is fortunate that there are timed entrances to this palace because crowds were very heavy. Crowd control at this site was good; a group couldn't go into most rooms until the group before it exited; that kept some of the jamming up under control....More
This magnificent edifice with its beautiful blue and gold exterior is truly not to be missed. Built in the 1700s, It was the summer residence of the Russian Tsars. We were first guided through the gardens and the Grotto Pavilion where we heard the Russian...More
You will not believe the extravagance- gold gilding everywhere in this palace. Every surface is covered with gold leaf, polished mirrors and the brilliant chandeliers. It was very interesting to learn more about this family and its dominance during a huge period of Russia history....More