The 10 Best Things to Do in Gatchina, Russia

November 8, 2017 Margarita Chappel

Gatchina (Russian: Га́тчина) is a town and the administrative center of Gatchinsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It is located 45 kilometers (28 mi) south of St. Petersburg, along the E95 highway leading to Pskov. Population: 92,937 (2010 Census); 88,420 (2002 Census); 79,714 (1989 Census).
Restaurants in Gatchina

1. Palace Park

Krasnoarmeysky prospekt, 1, Gatchina 188307, Russia +7 813 712-15-09
Excellent
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4.5 based on 170 reviews

Palace Park

Reviewed By Januarius Z

the park of the imperial estate is very spacious. with a lot of water! beautiful. many historic Bridges, monuments and pavilions. some of them in great condition, some still in need of reconstruction. but all in all an interesting display of sights.

2. Gatchina Palace

Krasnoarmeiskiy Ave., 1, Gatchina 188307, Russia +7 813 719-34-92
Excellent
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4.5 based on 238 reviews

Gatchina Palace

Reviewed By Tikhon-Chicago - Brussels, Belgium

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!

3. Priory Palace Museum

Chkalova St., 22A, Gatchina 188304, Russia +7 813 717-64-67
Excellent
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Priory Palace Museum

Reviewed By Januarius Z

as far as I know it's only open during summer.
newly renovated palace at the edge of the imperial park. it's a nice walk along the lake to reach the palace. one can also walk through town and visit st basil and/or st paul on the way.

4. Gatchina Pavlovsky Cathedral

Sobornaya St., 26, Gatchina 188304, Russia +7 813 719-40-82
Excellent
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Gatchina Pavlovsky Cathedral

Reviewed By Januarius Z

when reaching Gatchina via train the imperial estate lies just down the main road. behind the palace lies its park and the town surrounding it. when walking to the priory palace st paul's is nearby. worth a stroll.

5. Intercession Cathedral

Krasnaya, 1A, Gatchina 188304, Russia +7 813 719-70-90
Excellent
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Intercession Cathedral

Reviewed By Januarius Z

a beautiful Cathedral downtown Gatchina. close to the imperial park as well as the priory palace. st paul's Cathedral is nearby, too. I can recommend taking a walk through town after visit of the estate.

6. Saint Nicholas Church

25 Oktyabrya Ave., 39, Gatchina 188300, Russia +7 813 719-90-31
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Saint Nicholas Church

Reviewed By Елена М - St. Petersburg, Russia

Церковь необычной, как мне кажется, для России архитектуры, больше похожая на небольшой дворец. Чисто классический портик с четырьмя колоннами венчается треугольным фронтоном. Из дворца или копии античного храма неожиданно вырастает круглая башенка, увенчанная куполом. Между полуциркульными окнами получившегося барабана видны пилястры, выполненные из того же материала, что и стены. На основном фасаде окна прямоугольные, на боковых - полуциркульные, размещенные в соответствующей форме углублениях.
Это лютеранская церковь, построена в конце 20-х годов 19 века по проекту Д. Квадри. Пострадала во время Великой Отечественной войны, в советские времена размещала то строительную организацию, то детскую спортивную школу. К концу 50-х годов здание было восстановлено.
Сейчас считается памятником архитектуры федерального значения.

7. Chesmensky Obelisk

Gatchina Park, Gatchina, Russia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Chesmensky Obelisk

Reviewed By Januarius Z

within the imperial estate this obelisk commemorating the battle at chesme is located right at the main lake of the park. the extended park offers several Bridges, monuments and pavilions in different conditions. a walk is definitely worth it.

8. Zverinskiye Gates

Palace Park, Gatchina, Russia
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5 based on 12 reviews

Zverinskiye Gates

Reviewed By Januarius Z

historical gates to enter the imperial park from town. st basil's Cathedral is close. and the priory palace, too. well preserved gates.

9. Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God

Novaya, 18A, Gatchina 188302, Russia
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5 based on 10 reviews

Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God

Reviewed By Troghil - St. Petersburg, Russia

Совершенно чудесная церковь, алмаз и изумруд сама по себе, и даже в имеющей кое-что в историческом багаже Гатчине не на последних ролях, даром что расположена далеко не "на проходе", а в районе между Мариенбургом и Гатчиной Балтийской, за железной дорогой. Даже и не подумаешь, что такое чудо построено не так уж давно.

10. Shherbov Residence Museum

Chehova St., 4, Gatchina 188304, Russia +7 813 712-08-64
Excellent
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Shherbov Residence Museum

Reviewed By Nejdanka - St. Petersburg, Russia

Любопытное место оказалось ))) Дом, который карикатурист Щербов построил для своей семьи в стиле северного модерна - очень необычный и интересный.
Милейшая барышня провела меня по всем этажам, по спальне, кабинету, детской, рассказала о жизни и творчестве художника, поделилась знаниями, что является историческими вещами Щербова, а что - артефактами периода его жизни. И что меня поразило - даже завела патефон, и несколько секунд мы с ней вместе слушали скрипучую пластинку Шульженко!
Билетик стоит 100 рублей, полюбопытствуйте - не пожалеете.

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