Pavlovsk Palace is an outstanding architecture monument, amazing in its beauty. It was built in 1782-1786 years by the project of architect Charles Cameron on the high bank of Slavyanka River, so that’s why it is visible from anywhere in the city. The palace was the summer residence of Emperor Paul I and his family. It is a three-storey building, topped with a saucer dome, which is located on sixty-four columns. The central bulk of the palace is connected with one-storey service premises, forming a front yard in the shape of a loosefitting horseshoe. The main decor elements are the columns, which adorn the facade of the palace, form the open gallery and sustain the dome. The interior décor of the palace is also worth of attention: its halls and rooms are decorated with the artificial marble and colored plaster, covered with mural paintings and fretted. The special layout of the palace promotes a wonderful play of light, which fills the palace.
The exposition in Pavlovsk Palace is represented by painting collections of Italian, French, German and Flemish masters, by bronze, gold and silver objects, products from amber, ivory, mother-of-pearl and colored stones, also here you can find a unique collection of watches, a collection of products, which were made from steel by Tula smiths, articles of artistic fabric, as well as an interesting collection of costumes.