Aerial view of Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), St. Petersburg, Russia

The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband's death. The Catherine Palace (Russian: Екатерининский дворец) is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 25 km southeast of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars. 


  1. The Catherine Palace is one of St. Petersburg's most popular visitor attractions. Daily open for public during 10 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm.



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