Priory Palace, Gatchina

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  • August 7, 2017
    From afar it looks somehow decent. Especially against the backdrop of the Lake. Inside the same stopping not necessary in any case, all the more so for the required 200 rubles. There's nothing to watch, the exhibition lacks good methodology obscenely. Oh and do not explicitly state Palace.
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  • August 6, 2017
    To begin with, that prior to his arrival in Gatchina, I didn't know that our Emperor Paul I some time led the world's oldest order of chivalry-Maltese. And this Palace is entirely with this milestone in the life of Paul. We visited this place exactly one hour before closing. But dear keepers of the Museum did everything to make our visit was as complete and informative, for that they thank you very much. Be sure to take the audio guides and necessarily from start to finish watching a movie, which shows in the second Hall. It is very interesting and informative, it is impossible to break away. Of course, this Palace is no different wealth and luxury finishes and decoration, as you might expect, but it really is unique and its history, and its external appearance and technology construction (this Palace is the only surviving building in Russia, built zemlebita method). But the place where a palace was built, some special, like, nothing unusual: the Lake, hills, fields. But somehow here so quiet, so peaceful at heart, that no one wants to leave.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Priory is really unique in history and its conception and creation. The reason for the construction of the Priory was the establishment in Russia of the Grand order of the Knights of Malta to its Priories. Paul I from childhood became a big fan of this order, and the fall of Malta shocked him, so he came to the aid of the Knights of the order. These are were the historical background of the implementation of the architectural concept. The building itself is also a miracle in architectural plan here and the Gothic, and the influence of English architecture here and a reference to the old Swiss castles and Medieval Catholic monasteries-kind fantasy architect of Lviv. Finally, the technology of construction of the Palace is unique-a building material was the pressed Earth, i.e. the Priory is a zemlebitnoe structure. Now in the Palace Museum-Exposition devoted to the history of the Palace, temporary exhibitions are also in the Palace concerts, conferences, there are excursions for children
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  • A very small museum, for 10-20 minutes. It's mentioned that paypass can be used to pay for tickets, but they don't have it in fact.
  • Little castle. Very impressive in wintertime. Good acoustic inside.
  • Nature is wonderful! More or less quietly, almost does not prevent noise machines. Vysokovaty ticket prices for this volume of exposure-200r.
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  • A very good Museum. Vintage, original, beautiful. Interesting information on excursions.
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  • A small, but very nice Museum. In conjunction with a walk in the Park-perfect pastime.
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