The Catherine’s Palace is one of two official summer residences of Russian tsars. This palace is often called an apogee of the Russian baroque style of 18th century – none of the austerity or characteristic for classicism, can be found here. On the contrary, it is one of the most luxurious and richest residences of Russian emperors. The radiance of gold, covering its interiors, charms museum visitors. You will see real splendor and elegance of Russian tsars´ residence inside this museum. And right here, you can enjoy the beauty of a pearl found inside, of Russian baroque style – the world famous amber room. It’s another room in the palace, but this one is covered with amber of thousands of different forms and colors. This is true Russian luxury of tsar times!
The Catherine´s Palace is just a part of the “Tsars´ Village” museum. After the end of construction works of the palace, a huge English style park was created on an area of more than 200 hectares. This picturesque park includes various pavilions, alcoves and small bridges. In the heart of the garden you find a lake, from the shores of which you can marvel at an unforgettable view of Russian nature and different styles of pavilions that pertained to the Russian royal family.
The facts below will tell you a bit more about this unforgettable place:
100 kilograms of gold were used to decorate interiors of the residence.
9 kilograms of gold were utilized only to adorn the palace’s Dance Hall.
6 tons of amber was used to cover the walls of a unique hall of the residence – the Amber Room.
740 meters is length of facades of the tsars´ residence, with a 300-meter long central facade.
200 hectares is area of the park that surrounds the palace; the garden consists of typical regular part (French style) and classical part of English style with its unbelievable views.
NOTE: The museum is closed on Tuesdays