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“Unfairly Ignored by Most”
Review of Gatchina Palace

Gatchina Palace
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Gatchina
Certificate of Excellence
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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 line for restauration funds (relative to Pushkin, Petrodvorets, Pavlovsk and Hermitage) and remains work in progress, but this is the only former czar palace which is rather a castle and indeed resembles a smaller version of Versailles.
Great guides, interesting history, real feeling of the restauration works and the unique underground cellar experience. Treat yourself!

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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 - the museum workers continued work at exhibits evaquation even at the time when fascist army was already in the town of Gatchina, so they made it possible that the museum is open at present time.

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