Pavlovsk is the largest palace and park complex in Russia. Its territory comprises the residence of Emperor Paul I and a huge park. The center of the ensemble is the Pavlovsk Palace, which resembles a usual manor of the nobility. This is a symmetrical building in the shape of a horseshoe, decorated with sculptures and stucco. The interiors are mostly restored, but quite outstanding pieces of décor have been preserved. In particular, the clock "The Deserter» of the XVIII century, depicting a girl saying goodbye to the young man, whom the escort guard should take away; a toilet set of 54 items of Empress Maria Feodorovna; a grand four-poster bed of hand-painted silk, with statues of boys on the sides - the guardians of sleep.
The remarkable Pavlovsk Park on the Slavyanka River was developed by several masters. Its major part is landscape, that is untouched, and a significant area comprises alleys, flower beds, sculptures, bridges, ponds, stone stairs and separate buildings, like the Rose Pavilion - a place where Maria Feodorovna communicated with artists, writers and musicians, the Temple of Friendship with 16 colonnades, which is used as a gallery. Here you can also see the Peel Tower, looking like a rural structure, which served as a salon of Maria Feodorovna, and the Mausoleum, built in memory of Paul I by his wife, where there is no burial ground inside, but a marble sculptural group: a woman grieving over the mortuary urn.