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Stunning Baroque Style of Catherine Palace

I had travelled to Moscow & Saint Petersburg, Russia from 26 Aug till 04 Sep 20Sep 2003. As you knew, this year was the year of SAS disease broke out in mid. of February. The situation was recovered in early month of July. Anyway, I had a wonderful and great time during my 10days 7nights  trip to Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia. I spent 3nights in Moscow & 2nights in St. Petersburg and 02 nights on overnight train (2nd class cabin - 4person per cabin)(Moscow-St. Petersburg-Moscow, about 8 hours journey by overnight train). I stayed at Cosmo Hotel in Moscow and Moscow Hotel in St. Petersburg, it is consider tourist 4 star hotel. 

I liked St.

Beautiful Garden surrondng The Catherine Palace
Petersburg city very so, it is a charming and beautiful city in Russia. There are many canals, bridges  & rivers across the city. It has many attaction to offer....the places of interest you must not miss are The Winter Palace (known as Hermitage), it is among the four largest museum in the world, The Palace Square & The Alexander Column, The Arch of General Staff building & The Chariot of Glory, The Admiralty & The Triumphal Gate, Decembrists Square (The horse statue of Peter The Great), St. Issac Catheral & Square, The Peter & Paul Fortress, Mariinsky Palace, The Kazan Catheral, The Catheral of the Resurrection, The St. Nicholas Catheral....do not miss to stroll along the famous Nevsky Prospekt for your shopping spree. Besides the many attaractions surrounding the city, the sub-urban's attaction you must not miss are Peterhof (known as Summer Palace) and Tsarskoye Selo (famous with its Catherine Palace).
Peterhof (Summer Palace)

Peterhof is a great palace and park complex of the 18th & 19th centuries, a summer residence of the Russian Emperors. Perhaps the most billiiant feature of Peterhof is the Lowest Park with its three unique cascades, dozens of powerful water jets and miniature palaces - Monplaisir, Marrly and the Hermitage. The happy idea to lay a formal park on the shore of the Gulf of Findland as a memorial to Russia's triumph on the sea belonged to Peter the Great himself.    

Tsarskoye Selo is real constellation of fine palaces, pavillions and triumphal monuments dating from the 18th & 19th centuries. This place used to by a royal country residence loved by Catherine I, Elizabeth Petrovna, Catherine the Great, Alexander I and especially by Nicholas II, the last Russian monarch. Tsarskoye Selo is the place where the great poet Alexander Pushkin spent his schooling years. The highlight of Tsarskoye Selo is the Baroque style of Catherine Palace, The Grotto Pavillion, and its surronding beautiful garden.

St. Petersburg is a lovely and charming city, I suggest you to stay more night in this city if you plan your trip to Russia in near future.

     

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