an outstanding monument of Russian classicism and a standart of manor architecture of the Russian Empire


The Tauride Palace is a unique architectural and historic monument. The palace has a rich history. It was built for Prince Grigory Potemkin. In 1792 it became a residence of the imperial family. Between 1906 and 1917 the palace was the seat of the Imperial State Duma. Today it is home to the Interparliamentary Assembly of member nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States.


Guided tour of the ceremonial halls

In the company of an expert guide, you will be taken on a tour of three ceremonial halls, including the magnificent Duma Hall, where the Imperial State Duma held its meetings. You will also visit other splendid rooms of the Tauride Palace and the exhibitions dedicated to the history of the palace, its residents and Russian parliamentarism.

Duration: 1 hour

Guided tour «The Tauride Palace Estate»
The tour consists of two parts:
  1. a walking tour of the Tauride Garden;
  2. a tour of the ceremonial halls of the Tauride Palace.

During the walking tour you will be able to visit the cozy Tauride Garden and walk along its alleys and bridges. You will see the garden facade of the palace, which is reflected in the waters of Big Pond. We will walk to a house of a famous English gardener William Gould and find out what the estate looked like in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

The tour of the Tauride Palace includes a visit to the magnificent ceremonial halls, as well as to the living quarters of the palace, which contrast with the former both in their size and in the style of decoration.

Total duration: 2 hours
Duration of the tour of the Tauride Garden: 1 hour
Duration of the tour of the Tauride Palace: 1 hour


Guided tours take place on Monday-Friday from 10:00 to 17:00 and on the selected weekends

Tours on weekdays

We reserve the right to cancel excursions (with prior notification of those who signed up) if there are less than 5 people in the group for a particular tour.


— a group up to 10 people
— a group up to 20 people
5000 р.
10 000 р.

Would you like to visit the Tauride palace?

To book a guided tour contact us in any way convenient for you
Tel.: +7(812)404-57-02 (from 9:00 to 18:00)
Please, book a tour in advance (no later than 3 working days before the date of the tour). When you arrive, you will have to pass through a security check with your passport.


191015, Russia, St. Petersburg, Shpalernaya st., 47
© Centre for the History of Parliamentarism
St. Petersburg, Shpalernaya st., 47,
191015, Russia
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