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Gatchina Palace and Park, St. Petersburg

Categories: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Explore the historic imperial residence of past tsars at Gatchina Palace and Park. One hour's drive away from St. Petersburg, the palace sits atop the hills above Lake Serebryannoe, combining themes reminiscent of both a country residence and a medieval castle. Although originally built in 1766 for Count Orlov, Catherine the Great fell in love with the property and upon his death purchased and gifted the palace to her son, the future Emperor Paul I. Explore hundreds of rooms and numerous collections, including furniture, porcelain, antique weapons, sculptures, paintings, tapestries, and textiles. Information about the displays is written in English. Be sure to check out the secret underground tunnel and hear its famous echo before exiting. Afterwards, take a stroll through the large park and around the several lakes. Make Gatchina Palace and Park a centerpiece of your St. Petersburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our St. Petersburg vacation planner.
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  • Went on the coming out of moskovskaya square marshrutka 18. And get away and Palace. Pushkin and Peterhof is not so fine, are tourists. There are unreadable even the route of tourists. In addition, are not published only about half. Pavlovsk or gatchina and either in breadth and tranquility of Pavlovsk I like.
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  • Very nice Park with a huge pond, the Palace-Castle, timbered Birch Lodge. Positive in all four they gladly show their city, and gatčincy do it with even more open and a light heart, feel that here you are happy. Awesome tours at the Castle, a children's room-free and all dedicated to gatchina (even karapuz will visit Museum)
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  • Palace Pavla1. It's a pity that not all exposure is still open, but nevertheless, halls and rooms where was Paul and courtiers, stories about his life, daily routine are impressive. Underground passage which survived until our days. I advise to visit, may povezetbyt′ there's city day, me mother-in the day of my visit to the Museum to celebrate 220let the city of Gatchina, with the divorce of the guard in the form of those times at the monument Pavlu1
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