The main attraction in the palace is the Amber Room (no pictures!) that was plundered by the Nazis during the Siege of Leningrad. It was reconstructed by the Soviets after the war. This downloaded pic is to show the style: all gold and amber. It was pretty remarkable and its reconstruction took a team of artisans many years to complete.
Pushkin Palace June 5th 2017 Geo: 59.7156, 30.3948After a leisurely start we had an hour tour of the Faberge Museum. Then a 45 min drive to the re-named Pushkin Palace, home of the fabled Amber Room. This Summer Palace was built by Catherine I and vastly extended by her successors. Before the revolution Nicholas and Alexandra tried to shield their haemophiliac son from the public, and actually lived in the Summer Palace ... read more
Europe » Russia Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more