Tsarskoye Selo, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The palaces and parks ensemble in Tsarskoye Selo is noted for the luxury of barocco palaces and harmonious parks in English and French styles. There are lots of picturesque bridges, artificial ponds and rivers, marble sculpture and monuments, numerous pavilions, among them the most remarkable are the Hermitage and the Grotto which were erected by the famous Italian architect Rastrelli. The fashion of different epochs, the tastes of Russian tsars and historical events are reflected in the imperial ensemble in Ztarskoye Selo. Location: Pushkin, Sadowaya ul., 7.