Discover Tsarskoye Selo Russia

Located 15 miles from St. Petersburg, the imperial residence of Tsarskoye Selo was built by the architect Braustein in 1710 then extended by Rastrelli for Tsarina Elisabeth, who wished to have a baroque palace as sumptuous as Versailles. In the park opposite the main courtyard of Catherine Palace stands Alexander Palace (who was Catherine's son), which has a much more classical style. It is well worth spending half a day exploring the palace and park, and you can easily get there by train or a bus from St. Petersburg.

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    Tsarskoye Selo Imperial Palace

    It is well worth spending half a day exploring the palace and park, and you can get there by train or a bus from St. Petersburg.

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