Unlike the museums of Peterhof
, the Catherine Palace is the case when you need to go inside at any time of the year. The Catherine Palace is a small Hermitage
- fantastic architecture, works of art, the Golden Gallery and the famous Amber Room! Therefore, to come here only for walks in the park is the wrong decision.Good tip!
The museum is very popular - all year-round there are a lot of individual tourists and groups. Therefore, we strongly recommend to buy tickets
online in advance. If, for any reason, the Russian provider did not accept your card, you can buy a entry ticket here
Also read attentively FAQ-s
for visitors. Eg, remember that the e-voucher must be exchanged (need to provide ID) for the usual ticket in a special cashbox: Oct to Apr - ticket office №4, May to Sep - ticket booth near the Church Gate
The duration of the tour usually is about 1 hour. Audio guides (if need) are available in English, French, German, Chinese.Please note!
The entrance to the Catherine Palace is chargeable all time (except for people under age of 16). Open: November - April from 10:00 (except Dec 29 - Jan 8 from 12:00), May - October from 12:00. On Tuesdays (year-round), on the last Monday of the month (October - April), also Dec 31 and Jan 01 there is no access to the palace.
The entrance to the park is open year-round from 9 am to 19 pm, with the exception of some dates (for example official events). Before visiting, it is recommended to check the current schedule. During the period from April 27 to October 21, the entrance to the park is paid (people under 16 - for free anytime).Important information!
Inside all museums, including inside the Catherine Palace and the Amber Room, using tripod, monopod and flash-light is prohibited!More info about palaces in Pushkin