Into the Palace grounds
At the end of the walkway we came to an ornate set of steps – an alternative to the ramp to walk into the grounds.
Once back through the grounds we came to another view of the beautiful church at the Palace.
Leaving the park we were only a few hundred yards down from where we had entered.
Down the road we passed small groups of visitors making their way up to the entrances. Valeri was waiting for us around the corner and we were all grateful to get out of the heat and into the minibus. A complete change from being cold a few hours before while we were waiting to enter!