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Alexander Palace

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Address: Sadovay str, 2, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601, Russia
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+7 812 465-20-18
10:00 - 17:00
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I had heard about this palace but it was beyond what I imagined. The gold and ornate architecture is like nothing I'd seen before. Inside the palace itself is no different... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Bill K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I had heard about this palace but it was beyond what I imagined. The gold and ornate architecture is like nothing I'd seen before. Inside the palace itself is no different. Amazing!

Thank Bill K
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This Palace is situated just across the Catherine Palace and was a Catherine the Great present for her grandson Alexander I. That was the work of another italian architect and in difference from Francesco Bartholomeo Rastrelli, who made the Catherine Palace more in Rococo and Baroque style, here in the case of Alexander Palace is presented the neoclassical way of... More 

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

September 2016 entire grounds and building are closed. We would love to have seen it. It is directly across from The Catherine Palace and would be easy to pair with that tour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

major renovation is being carried out at the moment. the palace closed in august 2015. the wing which housed the living quarters of the last imperial family will be renovated and / or reconstructed. the former kitchen building located next to the palace will be opened as well as the connecting underground passage was rediscovered and is being repaired, too.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

The last Russian Tzar was exiled to Siberia after spending his last 13 years in this palace which he made his main residence. A good choice if you are interested in the interiors of late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum possesses a great collection of personal belongings of the last Royal family. Can be both an add-on or... More 

2 Thank Mark J
Inverkip, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

A gift of Catherine the Great to her favorite grandson, Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich (later Emperor Alexander I of Russia) when he married Grand Duchess Elizaveeta Alexeevna. The building designed by Giacomo Quarenghi between 1792 and 1796 was originally planned for Saint Petersburg. But finally it was built in front of the huge Alexander Park in Tsarskoye Selo. One of... More 

3 Thank Mina P
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This is my fave out of the palaces we visited during our stay in St Petersburg. Despite its modesty compared to others, I loved its homeliness and stories about Nicholas and Alexandra's life together. At this palace you actually feel like it's the real place where these guys lived and that they were real people with their own family life.... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is a very warm family house, after so many years one might still feel as if intruding into a personal life. This was a true family which utterly valued its family life and every moment they were able to spend together. This place is connected with, perhaps, the most ‘dark pages’ of the Russian history, and those who reassess... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

This was the actual home of the last Tsar and his family. So worth a visit if one is interested in that part of history. Still not fully restored, but a touching place to be as one pictures them sitting and waiting all night in the Circular Hallway, for the cars that would take them to the train that would... More 

2 Thank Barbara W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

This palace is the home from which Nicholas II and his family were arrested. It is small (for a palace), intimate, obviously a home and not a museum like the Catherine Palace. It is not usually on the scheduled excursions, but easy to walk to across the park, and you could request it on a private tour through, e.g., Red... More 

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