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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1 Krasnoarmeiskyi Prospect, Gatchina, 50 kms south from St Petersburg | 45 km SW of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
The first time outside of the city and a interesting palace to visit. Still a lot to restore in the inside, but what is restored is beautiful. Also outside is a nice park, but it was too rainy to take a stroll around.
This palace is only a few minuties away from Catherine's Palace but not many tourists go there. Personally, I prefer Gatchina to Catherine. The palace has one of the most beautiful gardens in St. Petersburge. I'd recommend you spend the whole day exploring this sublime...More
I'm visiting this park for more than 15 years, since I live nearby in summer time. It always changes, never reamains the same. View the old oak tree, 200 years old behind the palace, almost destroyed forest greenhouse, bird house, some bridges. Even you can...More
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...More
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.
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...More