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Pushkin (Tsarskoye selo). Suburbs of the Saint Petersburg.

Pushkin (Tsarskoye selo). Suburbs of the Saint Petersburg.

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PUSHKIN (TSARSKOYE SELO)


In 1708, the Finnish settlement of Saar farm became the residence of Catherine, the wife of Peter the Great. The place name acquired a more Russian sound and turned into Tsar farm. In 1718, a two storied building and a terraced park were created. In the middle of the 18th century the Great (Catherines) Palace and the Hermitage and Grotto Pavilions were built (architect B. Rastrelli) and the New and Upper Gardens were planted. In the end of the 18th century, architect Charles Cameron supervised the construction of the Agate Pavilion, the Hanging Garden and the Cameron Gallery. Architect G. Quarenghi built a palace for Grand Duke Alexander Petrovitch. At the moment twelve halls of the Alexander Palace are open for tourists. In the beginning of the 19th century the Lyceum was opened not far from Catherines Palace, an elite school for boys from the families of the aristocracy. A. S. Pushkin, Russias great poet, studied there. At the moment, the Lyceum is a museum dedicated to Pushkins schooldays.
 

  • CATHERINES PALACE
    Open 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
    Closed Tu and the last Mon of each month
     
  • ALEXANDER PALACE
    Open 10 a.m. 5.30 p.m.
     
  • THE LYCEUM
    Open 10 a.m. 5.30 p.m.
    Closed Tu and the last Mon of each month
     

How to get there: suburban trains from Vitebsky railway station (Pushkinskaya metro station), get off at Detskoe Selo (the town of Pushkin), then take bus 371 or 382 to get to the parks; or you can take bus 287 or minibus 20 from Moskovskaya metro station.

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