Catherine Park

The Catherine Palace stands amid a magnificent park, named Catherine Park. It is of two parts. One is a landscaped English Park. They say that the other, the rectilinear Old Park, was founded by Peter I himself, who had some Dutch landscape designers at his command. Catherine II patronized the landscaped part, the English Park. Statues were erected here commemorating the Russian Empress’ achievements. It is easy to lose one’s way amid the many buildings in the Catherine Park. Among the must-sees are the Cameron Gallery with its sculpture collection, the Upper Bath, the Hermitage and Hermitage Kitchen Pavilions, and the Marble Bridge.