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Sightseeing in Pushkin

Pushkin also goes by the name of Tsarskoye Selo and the Catherine palace and is beside Peterhof, the other large palace just outside of St. Petersburg. It is actually located in the town of Pushkin which is named after the Russian poet Pushkin. It is a lot less known (and visited) than the Peterhof palace but equally impressive. It is a very nice place to visit which could be partly due to the few tourist who come here giving it more an authentic feeling.

The Catherine palace itself is fully restored and of an enormous size. The facade and the adjacent gardens provide almost the postcard picture perfect view of an historical palace in Russia. One nice feature of the Catherine palace is the Cameron Gallery which is a building built onto the main palace.

The parks surrounding Pushkin are nice, although not all of it is as done up as those in Peterhof. There are still many things to see in the gardens such as the Chesma column, the Chinese theater and the Alexander palace. The Chinese theater is surprising as you will find few Asian buildings in West-Russia, but it was originally an opera house. The size of Pushkin is roughly the same as the Peterhof. Getting to the Catherine palace is easy as it can be reached by minibus from St. Petersburg. 


Pushkin travel photo gallery

 
Catherine palace in Pushkin.

Catherine palace.

 
Bolshoy Catherine palace.

Bolshoy Catherine palace.

 
Upper park in front of the Catherine palace.

Upper park in front of the Catherine palace.

 


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Gardens and the Catherine palace.

Gardens and the Catherine palace.

 
Historical building in Tsarskoe Selo.

Historical building in Tsarskoe Selo.

 
Cameron gallery of the Catherine palace in Pushkin.

Cameron gallery of the Catherine palace.

 



The great pond in Pushkin.

The great pond.

 



Granite terrace in Pushkin.

Granite terrace.

 
Statue of a lion on the own garden of the Catherine palace.

Statue of a lion on the own garden.

 
Statues in the gardens surrounding the Catherine palace in Pushkin.

Statues in the gardens surrounding the Catherine palace.

 
Statues of the Pushkin Catherine palace in Tsarskoe Selo.

Statues.

 
Chesma column in the great pond.

Chesma column in the great pond.

 



Chinese theater in Pushkin.

Chinese theater.

 
Entrance of the wall surrounding the Catherine palace.

Entrance.

 



Old bridge in the Catherine palace in Tsarskoe Selo.

Old bridge.

 
Alexander palace in Pushkin.

Alexander palace.

 
Gardens in front of the Catherine palace.

Gardens in front of the Catherine palace.

 


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