These two pavilions were built in the 1840s on islands in the Olga Pond. They were presents from Tsar Nicholas I to his wife (the "tsaritsa") and daughter Olga.
The Tsaritsa Pavilion is designed in the style of a Pompeian villa. The interior decor includes Byzantine columns and an ancient mosaic floor from Pompeii. The flower garden, fountains, murals and collection of marble and bronze sculptures create an atmosphere of languor and luxury.
The architectural and landscape complex of Oranienbaum is a unique palace and park ensemble of the 18th-early 20th century, which survived World War II in its historic condition. It is situated in the distance of 40 km from St Petersburg, and being on the way after Strelna and Peterhof, it finishes the sequence of maritime residences of the Peterhof road.