Palaces of the Leningrad Region – Road.Travel

 Palaces of the Leningrad Region

Road Trip Route. Grand Catherine Palace, Alexander Palace, Grand Gatchina Palace.

If you are interested in history and how the rulers of the Russian Empire used to live, then this trip will definitely please you! In one day we will visit three most beautiful palaces of the Leningrad region, get acquainted with their history and expositions.

History and Culture. From: Saint Petersburg

Margarita Glumova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Palaces in Gatchina and Pushkin

We will take an interesting route through the historic palaces - Ekaterininsky, Aleksandrovsky and Gatchina, get acquainted with their history and expositions, as well as walk through the Chinese village and amazing parks.

Saint Petersburg

Good morning! Today we will go to see the colorful palaces in the cities of Pushkin and Gatchina.

Китайская деревня

On the territory of the city of Pushkin is a small Chinese village, construction of which began under Catherine the Great. The village has been reconstructed many times, and now it is a residential complex. Let's immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of this village, walk around, see the buildings and take interesting photos.

Catherine Park (Екатерининский парк)

Catherine Park is an ideal place for walking and rest. Picturesque nature, beautiful garden, blossoming alleys, clear water body, marble statues and historical buildings - this and many other things we will see after a walk in the park.

The Catherine Palace (Екатерининский дворец)

We will visit the palace, which was the summer residence of Empresses Catherine I, Elizabeth and Catherine II. Here we will get acquainted with the history of the palace, life of great empresses, learn some secrets of the place and visit the famous Amber Room.

Alexander Palace (Александровский дворец)

The Alexander Palace is smaller than Catherine's, but no less attractive. It fascinates with its simplicity and a certain sophistication. Let's visit the palace, see the interior decoration and the park area.

Ресторан БИП

After a fascinating walk through the palaces in Pushkin we will visit the gastronomic castle, where we can have lunch and rest. Restaurant Beep is a refined place with luxurious interior and delicious Russian cuisine.

Gatchina Palace (Гатчинский дворец)

We will visit a unique palace in Gatchina, which was built for Catherine the Great's favourite and then handed over to other emperors. The palace is breathtaking in its massiveness, its impressive appearance reminiscent of a medieval English castle. On a guided tour, we will learn about the history of the building, the life of its owners, enjoy the imperial interior and visit the observation deck with beautiful views of Gatchina.

Me Gusto

And to finish our day, we're at the Me gusto pizzeria. The cozy atmosphere of this place allows to have a rest after a busy day, to taste delicious and nourishing dishes.

Saint Petersburg

That's the end of our journey. I hope you liked everything and learned a lot of new and interesting things from the history of the palaces and the lives of their owners.