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Gatchina Palace and Park

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Address: 1 Krasnoarmeiskyi Prospect, Gatchina, 50 kms south from St Petersburg | 45 km SW of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
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+7 812 958-03-66
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum is located 45 km to the south-west of...

Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum is located 45 km to the south-west of St.Petersburg. The unique atmosphere of the Royal country seat and glorious 18th century interiors are at your service. Valuable collections of painting, furniture, porcelain, antique weapon as well as Gobelin tapestries, embroideries and Italian sculpture will let a visitor get a vivid impression of the royal court life. While darkness and dampness of the mysterious underpass will let you feel the romance of the Russian Castle.

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One historic imperial residence of past tsars

That is just about 45 kilometers away from St. Petersburg, going to the southwest. Can be reached by train or bus. We took a bus, in the purpose to visit also this renown site... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 1, 2016
Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

That is just about 45 kilometers away from St. Petersburg, going to the southwest. Can be reached by train or bus. We took a bus, in the purpose to visit also this renown site, apart from the Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof. Here sits this splendid palace atop of the hills, above the Lake Serebryannoe. The residence where lived some of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Can be visited if someone has spare time. But nothing great in comparison to pushkin and peterof. Long secret tunnel is great

1 Thank GGG0202
Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

The royal summer residence for the tsars for more than a century, The gardens and palace are extravagant displays of wealth

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Beautifully restored. Easily reached by bus or train from St. Petersburg. 40 minutes or so by bus. Gatchina Palace is less crowded than other palaces around St. Petersburg. Equally grand, but less known. The park is big and lovely.

1 Thank Dag W
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

very beautiful, tour starts with very moving movie about its destroy during WWII, currently you still can see in some halls the damage. Although, the big part is already renovated according to the photos, there is still a lot of work to do. Great and really big park for walking is next door.

2 Thank Katarina D
None, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

A little gem, nature in all glory. Specially attractive in fall One could stay by the water for ever. It is so calming and charming

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

get on the train at baltyskiy train station and enjoy the city of gatchina.it's not far. a nice day trip. the estate is still under reconstruction, but so much is already magnificently restored. one can also see some halls in the post world war II state. shicking and interesting at the same time. the stone facade gives the palace a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015

One more very interesting and beautiful suburbian park. The palace, quite different from all the others in and surrounding St.P adds some English look to the whole park. The park is big, you'll definetely find the place you love there=) and surprisingly entrance is still free!

Thank Kianira
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

The palace is nice and interesting but buildings and park seem to need much better maintenance. Some areas are almost abandoned but not in that nice romantic way. There were just lots of dirt, uncut grass and strong smell of a swamp. On the other side there were lots of people. It was very noisy because of crowd and the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Every person who is visiting Saint P must visit Gatchina. Small but pretty town. A lot of parks,big Palace where Paul 1 had been living,a lot of ponds inside the park.

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