One of the leading programs of the tour to St. Petersburg is to visit the sights and beautiful places of this city. St. Petersburg, as the cultural capital of Russia, hosts many tourist and artistic attractions. In addition to museums and art galleries, historical museums and historical landmarks of this city are also of interest to tourists. St. Petersburg architecture is also introduced as an essential part of the St. Petersburg tour. Artistic programs and performances such as Russian ballet and traditional Russian dance are also included in the St. Petersburg tour. That is why tourists should always have a specific plan for their trip to St. Petersburg so as not to miss the opportunity to visit the top tourist attractions in Russia. Some places are often repeated in St. Petersburg tours. These places, which are considered important tourist attractions of St. Petersburg, are visited by almost all tourists. The Hermitage Museum, for example, is one of the most visited places by all tourists. Of course, St. Petersburg's sights and tourist attractions are not limited just to inside the city. Many of St. Petersburg's tourist attractions are located in the suburbs and outside of St. Petersburg. The main tourist attractions on the outskirts of St. Petersburg are undoubtedly the Imperial Estates, which today have become large and spectacular museums and beautiful sights that receive overwhelming attention from tourists on tour to St. Petersburg.
Tourists who travel to St. Petersburg during their trip to Russia will have the opportunity to visit some of the most magnificent royal palaces in St. Petersburg's suburbs. These imperial estates, which have become an essential part of the Russia tour today and are visited by millions of tourists, each have unique characteristics. There are currently five famous imperial estates on the St. Petersburg tour. Peterhof, sometimes known as Peter the Great's versatile, was commissioned by Peter the Great himself. However, his daughter made it into one of the most amazing imperial estates in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. During the reign of Empress Elizabeth, Pushkin underwent many changes and became one of the top imperial estates on the outskirts of St. Petersburg. Lomonosov, named after the famous Soviet scientist. Gatchina, which despite its low popularity among tourists on tour to St. Petersburg, was one of the top imperial estates during the Russian Empire. Finally, we can mention Pavlovsk, which we intend to introduce more and talk about the tour to Pavlovsk.
Among the imperial estates on the outskirts of St. Petersburg, Pavlovsk is the youngest. Pavlovsk is named after Emperor Pavel I. Pavlovsk was the place where Emperor Pavel I and his wife Maria Feodorovna lived for several years. Pavel I was the son of one of the most famous empresses of the Russian Empire, Catherine the Great. Although there was no love between Catherine the Great and her son Pavel I, she gave Pavlovsk Palace to her son. Of course, Catherine the Great's other goal was to keep Pavel's family close, as it seemed impossible to imagine the two living together in the Tsarskoye Selo. That is one of the reasons why Pavlovsk is only twenty kilometers away from the Tsarskoye Selo. Like Pushkin, Pavlovsk was severely damaged during World War II, and the Nazi army destroyed much of the complex and stole its property. Unlike Pushkin, however, Pavlovsk's reconstruction lasted until the mid-1950s. Of course, since this property's blueprint existed, its reconstruction has been done well and accurately. At Star Travel Group, we encourage our tourists to visit Pavlovsk during their tour to Russia.
One of the main tourist destinations during the Russia tour program in the suburbs of St. Petersburg is Pushkin. Pushkin houses one of the most important and magnificent imperial estates of the Russian Empire, the Tsarskoye Selo, which has historically played a unique role in the Russian Empire. This beautiful imperial estate is home to two magnificent palaces, Catherine Palace and Alexander Palace, two lovely and spectacular parks that are one of the most beautiful sights in St. Petersburg, and several beautiful structures and pavilions. Tourists who visit this beautiful place during Russia tour programs can use the Tsarskoye Selo facilities and enjoy its beauty. Since the Tsarskoye Selo is located just a few kilometers before Pavlovsk, tourists planning to visit Pushkin decided to merge a tour of the two imperial estates on the outskirts of St. Petersburg and see both. That is one of the reasons why Pavlovsk receives more attention from tourists than Lomonosov and Gatchina on tour to St. Petersburg. You can visit our blog for more information about Tsarskoye Selo, but don't forget that one of the attractions in Pushkin is the Amber Room of Catherine Palace, which you should not miss the opportunity to visit.
Pavlovsk Palace is a magnificent royal palace 20 km from Pushkin, built by Catherine the Great for her son Pavel I and his family. This beautiful palace, which is considered the centerpiece of Pavlovsk's tourist attraction, benefits from the simple architecture, with its grandeur and yellow and white color range, a standard color scheme neoclassical buildings. This magnificent building was initially designed and built by Scottish-born Charles Cameron, who had received positive feedback from Catherine the Great after completing several projects in the Tsarskoye Selo. Of course, his design was not accepted by Pavel I and his wife, Maria Fyodorovona. After receiving the palace, Pavel I commissioned Cameron's assistant Vincenzo Brenna to rebuild his Pavlovsk palace. One of the main parts that Brenna added to the palace's original design was the two semicircular curved wings on either side of the palace building, which was highly favored by Pavel I. After completing his work in Pavlovsk, Vincenzo Brenna became the favorite architect of Pavel I and, in the future, designed one of the strangest structures of the St. Petersburg tour, The Saint Michael's Castle.
Another attraction of Pavlovsk on tour to Russia is the park that the complex has to offer. Compared to Peterhof and Pushkin in terms of architectural and design attractions, it doesn't have much to offer. Still, Pavlovsk Park is one of the most beautiful green areas in St. Petersburg and its suburbs and one of the world's largest landscape gardens. Designed jointly by Cameron and Berna, the park has become one of St. Petersburg's most popular places for fun and picnics on weekends. Of course, another park's attraction is the various structures and pavilions found in this park. You can also visit the park to enjoy Russia's green and beautiful environment during your trip to St. Petersburg.
There are many sections in Pavlovsk Park that tourists can see when they visit St. Petersburg. One of these sections is the Rose Pavilion. This neoclassical wooden building in the center of the park is a fine example of nineteenth-century architecture and one of the favorite non-residential buildings of Empress Maria Fyodorovona. The private garden of Maria Fyodorovna, designed by Charles Cameron, is also a beautiful landmark that you can see on your trip to St. Petersburg. The Temple of Friendship is another example of neoclassical architecture in Pavlovsk Park, dedicated to Catherine the Great. It's decorated with beautiful sculptures and bas-reliefs.
One of the highlights of a visit to Pavlovsk during a trip to Russia is the Pavlovsk's museums. Although there are several different museums in this beautiful tourist attraction, the most important museum is the Costume Museum. In this fascinating museum, tourists can see the imperial family's costumes from the 18th to the 20th century, as well as the personal wardrobe of Maria Fyodorovona. The museum also displays the usual military and civilian clothing of the Russian imperial court throughout history. You can visit our blog for more information on attractive entertainment programs during a trip to Russia.