Catherine Palace is situated in the town of Pushkin — a little suburb of St Petersburg. The other name of the place is Tsarskoye Selo, which is translated into English like Tsar’s village. The palace was constructed in the 18th century for the Russian Empress Elisabeth I, the daughter of Peter the Great, as her Summer residence. Elisabeth liked luxury more than anyone, and the palace indeed answers her taste. It is constructed in the style of Russian baroque, richly decorated with gilded carvings. 30 kilos of gold was used for the interior decoration only.
During the Pushkin tour in Cathrine Palace you will walk through a magnificent gallery of gala rooms where balls, receptions, and official dinners took place, see a very interesting collection of furniture and peaces of applied art, which belonged to the Royal family. But the main point of interest is of course the world-famous Amber Room. A room, where the whole surface of the walls is covered with natural amber. This interior is unique. Nowhere in the world one can see anything like that. After visiting the Palace we can also have a walk around the beautiful gardens.