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Gatchina Palace

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Grand Elegant & Beautiful

An amazing trip back in history, this very grand palace presents itself well. Its grandeur takes us... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Royals home

Great museum that shows the beauty of Kings of Russian Empire. I recommend to visit that pales for... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2017
Yulia V
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
1 Nov 2018
“Grand Elegant & Beautiful”
13 Aug 2017
“Royals home”
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Krasnoarmeiskiy Ave., 1, Gatchina 188307, Russia
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

An amazing trip back in history, this very grand palace presents itself well. Its grandeur takes us back to a very different time. Not all of the palace was open due to renovations but still I recommend a visit, allow yourself to drift back to...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Great museum that shows the beauty of Kings of Russian Empire. I recommend to visit that pales for family visit, kids like that place.

Thank Yulia V
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Gatchina has a delightful palace and gardens. It's surprisingly huge, with a whole wing yet to be renovated. Lots of lovely decorated rooms and a pretty gallery wing. Parking option nearby.

Thank Tina Q
Reviewed September 18, 2016

The palace is smaller than Hermitage in Saint-Petersburg, and it’s very different- not so rich and pompous, but laconical and also intimate. The museum opens at 11am, so if you are from SaintPete you would have enough time for breakfast and getting to Gatchina. There...More

1  Thank MarkDreyband
Reviewed June 20, 2016

rather pure from the outside the interior is just as splendid as in any other imperial estate. fortification like from the exterior, a totally normal palace indoors. some halls of the palace are still waiting to be renovated. yet some of those in disrepair are...More

Thank Januarius Z
Reviewed October 20, 2014

Guide book says take bus from metro station, but bus to Gatchina loads in 'front' of Soviet House (a block north), not outside the Moskovskaya metro itself (those are returning). When you get to Gatchina town there are several stops before palace. Bus will take...More

1  Thank Dayton H
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Definitely one of the top 5 places to see in and around Saint Pete. During the tour it was shocking to see only Russian language groups, as it seems that travel agencies and foreign tourists simply ignore this palace. Yes, it is the last in...More

1  Thank Tikhon-Chicago
Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was very glad I could find time to visit this palace and follow an excusion telling about the history of the place, and about the efforts the museum keepers made to preserve the museum at German siege of Gatchina and SPb in 1941 -...More

Thank Oksana P
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