Flashback: St. Petersburg Russia – Catherine’s Palace May 2012

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Above: The Catherine’s Palace, the summer residence of the Russian Czars located in the town of Pushkin.  We visited this palace during our one of our Cruise excursions in St. Petersburg.

Above:  Staircase entering the Palace, a flamboyant Rococo style interior.

Above:  Baroque style interior designed by Bartolomeo Rastelli.

Above: The grand ballroom.  Like almost every other room this ballroom has a very lavish design with gilded carvings in gold.

Above: Me in one of the rooms – I think this might be the waiting room (where they previously received visitors)

Above:  A model copy of  Catherine’s dress.

Above: The green dining room

Above: The Catherine’s palace garden

More info:

  • Photos were taken during my family’s Baltic cruise trip in May 2012.  We were on the Norwegian Sun cruise ship for 9 nights, 10 days trip.  It was around $1200 for the trip and the port was in Copenhagen, Denmark.  There were 6 countries including the port, Denmark – Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden.
  • We booked our excursion through SPB tours – if you’re on a cruise ship planning to go to St. Petersburg, you must be on an excursion tour provided by licensed travel agency.  It cost about $300 USD for 2 days, they pick you up and drop you back to the port in those 2 days.  And a traditional Russian meal for lunch is included.
  • Additional information about Catherine’s Palace is available at Wikipedia (here).
  • The excursion is quite long from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  So, wear comfortable clothes.
Published 8 September, 2012

Posted in Life in a day, Things to do in Russia and tagged ,

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