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Explore the Pavlovsk Palace in St. Petersburg

The State Art-Architectural Palace-Park Museum-Reserve “Pavlovsk” is a palace and park ensemble of the late 18th – early 19th centuries, located in the town of Pavlovsk, a suburb of St. Petersburg.

The centerpiece of the complex is the Pavlovsk Palace, the summer palace of Paul I, Emperor of the Russian Empire in 1796-1801.

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Pavlovsk is perhaps the most charming of the imperial residences located in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. It was built later than the others.

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In 1782-1786, the architect Charles Cameron built a large palace with side colonnades and service buildings here. During the short reign of Paul I, the palace was rebuilt and expanded.

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Italian hall – the central hall of the palace.

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Rossi Library.

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Small room of Paul I.

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Temple of Vesta, the goddess of hearth and home, located in the center of the room.

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Carpet room decorated with tapestries.

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War hall.

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Greek hall.

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Peace hall.

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Maria Feodorovna Library.

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Maria Feodorovna Boudoir.

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Grand bedroom – one of the most luxurious rooms of the palace.

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Maria Feodorovna dressing room.

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Second connecting hall.

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Picture gallery.

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Third connecting hall.

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Large (Throne) hall.

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Cavaliers hall.

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Palace church.

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The church has even a tiny bell tower.

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Pavlovsk Palace on Google Maps. Photos by: deletant.

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