Pavlovsk Palace is more modest than some other palaces built for the czars, as it was designed as a country residence by Scottish architect Charles Cameron under the direction of Catherine the Great. Cameron's original design reflected a restrained Palladianism, but it was transformed into a more lavish home by Catherine’s son Paul I (the palace's namesake). The park surrounding the residence is one of the foremost examples of English-style landscape gardens in the world.
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