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Now a branch of the Russian Museum with portraits of Russian rulers on display, this castle built for Paul I has a fascinating and mysterious history, which includes Paul's assassination in his own bedroom.
We were on a boat tour and didn't stop to look inside, but were told this castle used to be a residence for royals. It is surrounded by water (two rivers and two canals). There is a large bronze statue of Peter the Great on...More
We didn't go in but walked around the castle and into its courtyard. It is a very imposing structure and is set off from surrounding buildings so it appears even grander than it might otherwise. Interesting story about its construction and first occupant.
Rainy Day, We only visited the outside of the Castle and was told some of its history - Emperor Paul I's fascination with medieval chivalry, mysticism, and all things military was the beginning of this building which apparently he helped design before he came to...More
The true castle of 1800s. True piece of Russian History of Paul the 1.
For many years it was under various local organizations and a few years ago it became a department of Russian Museum of Art.
Nice exhibitions of modern artists are combined with...More
\very imposing old building which stands out from the crowd by its castle styled architecture. Imposing frontage from the road but worth going into the courtyard from the rear access and seeing the wonderful statues and architechture.
This museum is great to find out who is who in Russian history and their stories.
I found many Emperors, Dukes and so many other important figures like Catherine the Great! It can take a while to see it all so recommend good comfortable shoes...More
The building is very impressive but not worth the 450 rubles that we paid to enter. Like many of the palaces and venues in Saint Petersburg it houses masses of paintings and maybe this if the least impressive we visited for art. The biggest disappointment...More
Also known as the St Michael's Castle, this is another impressive looking palace structure in St Petersburg, this time located along the Fontanka river. I walked past here in the early evening (by which time it was of course closed to visitors). Really quite an...More
The palace is small when compared to other palaces. I really liked it as there was hardly anyone in the palace. It will not take you more than 1 hour to see the Palace. I suggest going in the morning as there is hardly anyone...More