Literally 'the Tsar's Village', Tsarskoe Selo dazzles visitors with a collection of royal palaces and expansive parks, perfect for a day out on a St Petersburg holiday.
Located about 25 kilometres south of St Petersburg, Tsarskoe Selo lies in the township of Pushkin and can be reached easily by car from Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya Hotel. This airport hotel in St Petersburg, Russia
, is located to the south of the city as well, making it just a 20-minute drive to the grandiose attractions of Tsarskoe Selo.
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Important features of Tsarskoe Selo
Tsarskoe Selo comprises several different buildings and parks, but several stand out in particular:
Completed in 1756, the magnificent Catherine Palace measures nearly one kilometre in circumference and was built to rival Versailles in France. The crown jewel of Tsarskoe Selo, the palace features a stunning blue-and-white colour scheme with gilded accents for an eye-catching exterior. Inside, guests can marvel at the multi-million-dollar Amber Room, a reconstruction of the original baroque masterwork.
First constructed as a home for Emperor Alexander I of Russia, the Alexander Palace currently features three fully restored rooms for tourists to visit, plus a museum chronicling the building's history.
Scottish architect Charles Cameron originally came to Tsarskoe Selo to build a bathhouse at the request of Catherine the Great. Impressed with his work, Catherine commissioned him to design a gallery, which features 44 columns, busts from antiquity and temporary exhibitions.
See Tsarskoe Selo from a St Petersburg airport hotel
Tsarskoe Selo features plenty for tourists to explore, meaning a hotel near St Petersburg Airport may be best for those who want just a short journey to a comfortable room after a long day. Choose the comfort and convenience of Park Inn Pulkovskaya Hotel when visiting Tsarskoe Selo for the perfect holiday.
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