The parks and gardens surrounding the palace are dotted with many unusual buildings, including a Chinese village, an unusual pyramid structure where Catherine buried her favorite pets, a small Tatar mosque and various little pavilions and summer cottages. It's well worth taking a stroll around the park as well as visiting the palace itself, especially as you have to pay to enter the park (and after that the palace) anyway.
Facilities for disabled
Open 12:00 - 20:00. Closed Tue.