One of the favourite residences of the Imperial family

The Great Gatchina Palace was built in 1766–1781 in Gatchina town (near St.Petersburg) by Antonio Rinaldi for Count Grigori Grigoryevich Orlovwho was a favourite of Catherine II. The Gatchina Palace is located on the hill above Lake Serebryannoe. It combines themes of a medieval castle and a country residence. Palace interiors are exemplary of Russian classicism at the turn of 18th—19th centuries.

Following the scenery of the «War and Peace»

The route will get you acknowledged with the places in Saint Petersburg that have become the scenery for War&Peace TV show by BBC

4 h
  • Address: St. Petersburg, Gatchina, Krasnoarmeysky pr,1
  • Phone Number: +7 (812) 958-03-66
  • Site: gatchinapalace.ru
  • Working time:
    Monday: Free
    Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
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