Another eighteenth-century summer Imperial residence is less official and more homely. The palace, a pure exercise in the classical style, was constructed for the Russian emperor Paul and his wife Maria. It is best known for the collections of antique and West European sculptures, its original clocks, tapestries, porcelain pieces, a major part of them bought by the Imperial family during their trip throughout Europe. Cozy and nice palace surrounded by serene and quiet parks…
The residence was founded in 1777 by order of Catherine the Great who gave this plot of land as a gift to his son Paul and his wife Maria. Cameron, Brenna, Voronikhin, Rossi – these great architects successively worked here to create the architectural masterpiece.
Apart from two enfilades of gala rooms you will see private apartments of this big family, Paul, his wife Maria and their ten children.
Address: 20 Sadovaya ul, Pavlovsk
Open 10:00 - 17:00
Closed on Friday, first Monday every month
10.05-15.09: 10:00-17:00 every day