is a city located only 5 kilometers from Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo)
, so people frequently visit these two cities at the same time.
Pavlovsk was named in honor of Emperor Paul I
, who ruled for just five years (1796-1801) and switched his summer home to this location.
The exquisite Pavlovsk Palace is an example of work performed by foreign architects (C. Cameron, C. Rossi, and V. Brenna) in the Russian empire that represent elegant solutions used in design and construction, embodied in the colonnades, stucco molding, and frescoes that form this ensemble, as well as the exhibits and interior of the palace itself.
You can also take a walk through Pavlovsk Park
, designed in keeping with English traditions of landscaped grounds, and recognized as a momentous example of artistic landscaping.