The Pavlovsk palace and park ensemble is located 27 kilometers away from St.Petersburg.
In 1777 Catherine II gave the grounds to the Great Duke Paul as a summer residence. In 1779 a two-storied building called Marientahl was erected.
The intensive establishment of the Pavlovsk Park, Palace and pavilions started in 1780. C. Cameron spent over twenty years of his life to create the Pavlovsk ensemble.
In 1782-86 the designs of this architect were used for construction of the Pavilion of the Three Graces, the Cage, the Dairy House, the Apollo Colon-nade, the Cold Bathhouse, the Temple of Friendship, the Grand Cascade, the Elizabeth's Pavilion, the Circular Hall, the Parents Memorial Pavilion, and the End of Universe Column. In 1786-99 the architect V. Brenna expanded the Palace wings, and added the Italian Stairs, the Pill Tower, the Theater Gates, the New and the Old Sylvian Gates, the Amphitheater, and the Ruin Cascade.
In 1802-25 the Air Theater, the Viskontyev and Pill Tower bridges, the Pink Pavilion and the Gates, the Farm, the Mausoleum of Paul I, and Mourning Gates appeared in the Park .
The Pavlovsk Park is one of the pearls of the world landscape art. Each of the seven major park districts is marked by poetry, where the beauty of the northern nature is combined with exquisite skill of artists.
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