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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
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
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
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
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
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