Pavlovsk, built in 1777, was the last of the imperial residence arisen around St. Petersburg. Less luxurious, it is an example of chromatic refinement that other baroque palaces field contained opposes grace its neoclassical forms. But nevertheless, also in its relative simplicity, the estate of Pavlovsk fairly extensive landscape is rich in resources and has important works of art in the rooms of the palace. Catherine II donated this property to his son Paul and wife, Mary, during the birth of her son, the future Emperor Alexander I. Paul and Mary traveled throughout Europe and bought the finest works of art to beautify their refined palace . They draw attention stays Pablo and his wife, with rich French tapestries and porcelain toilet service, a gift from Louis XVI of France. War room of Paul, who was obsessed with all things military, in contrast to the Chamber of the Peace Mary, decorated with images of musical instruments and flowers. The peaceful park of Pavlovsk is the ideal lost in the streams, hills, classical statues and temples hidden place.
Duration of the tour – about 5 hours. The trip by car or minibus to Pavlovsk lasts about an hour. The visit can be combined with the Catherine Palace in Pushkin, the distance between these two residences is only about 4 km. Paul Palace is open from 10.00 to 18.00, closed on Friday and the first Monday of each month. In summer it is open without days off (Friday are open only staterooms). Permission to take pictures is paid separately (200 rubles / about 5 euros per camera). In Pavlovsk there are restaurants, coffee shops, books and souvenirs.