5 main reasons to visit Tsarskoye Selo, near Saint Petersburg:
1️⃣ More than a hundred historical monuments are scattered across the Catherine and Alexander Parks: there are grand palaces and intimate pavilions, bridges and marble monuments.
2️⃣ Strongly associated with Alexander Pushkin, this place is included on the list of the World Heritage site Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments.
3️⃣ Visit it to see the Amber Room, it was gift of the Prussian Emperor Frederick William I to Peter the Great. During the World War II, Nazis sent a unique creation to Koenigsberg and no tracks are found till now. To the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg, the Amber Room was partially recreated.
4️⃣ See ceremonial portraits of empresses and grand dukes made by Russian, French and Italian painters.
5️⃣ Convenient location only 24 km from St. Petersburg makes Tsarskoye Selo easy-to-visit for all categories of tourists.