St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace & Peter and Paul Fortress

Russia, St. Petersburg Guide (B): St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace & Peter and Paul Fortress

After visiting the highlights of St. Petersburg on my first day in the city, and exploring the incredible Peterhof Palace, Alexander Nevsky Monastery and the Hermitage Museum on my second and third day, St. Petersburg still had lots left to offer.

During my last 2 days of my 5 day trip to St. Petersburg, I visited Catherine Palace in Pushkin and learnt about the foundation of the old Petrograd in Peter and Paul Fortress. Check out the end of my trip right below!

I saved my entire fourth day to go to Pushkin (also known as Tsarskoe Selo, it's former name) and explore Catherine's Palace.

Getting there was a bit of an adventure; I had to take a train from Vitebsk Station that would leave me in the city of Pushkin. The station is quite confusing and I kept going up and down trying to find the right platform and ticket office. After asking a couple of people, who very kindly gave me directions in Russian that I couldn't understand, I finally made it to the right place. Make sure that you look for the local trains, intercity trains also leave from this station, but you don't need to take one of those. Trains to Pushkin depart every 20-40 minutes, and a return ticket costs less than €4. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace & Peter and Paul Fortress
Guide Location: Russia » St. Petersburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Alexander Nevsky Monastery   Peterhof Palace   Hermitage Museum   Peter and Paul Fortress   Peter and Paul Cathedral  
Author: Alberto C.
Read it on author's website: https://www.arwtravels.com/blog/5-day-itinerary-st-petersburg-catherine-palace-pushkin-peter-paul-fortress

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