Do you want to visit a real palace and feel like a representative of the nobility for one day? In Gatchina you will have this opportunity, and even more than once. Today we will visit two palaces, unique in their architecture, take a walk in the park by the picturesque lake and visit the old Nabokov estate.
The journey begins! For a smooth trip, we recommend stopping at a gas station - fill a full tank of quality fuel, pump up the tires, buy aromatic coffee and snacks on the road.
Our first stop is the Gatchina History Museum. The main exposition of the museum acquaints us with the history of the city until 1917, which will help us to fully appreciate the sights that we will visit. *" Tuesday's a day off
Then it is worth visiting the Grand Gatchina Palace, which once was a magnificent gift from Catherine II to her favorite. Picturesque relief of the area allowed to create here a unique landscape park, the center of which was the palace, created by the famous Italian architect.
Let's have a snack in a cafe with an interesting interior and back on the road!
We will go on a sightseeing tour of the Priory Palace - the business card of Gatchina. Here you will be told about the unusual method of construction used in creating the palace, who it was built for and much more!
The museum expositions will tell you about the events of life and work of the emigrant writer Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov and his family. Here everyone will find something interesting for themselves, whether it is a manor park, a collection of butterflies or a unique atmosphere of the estate.
Closer to the evening you can walk through the picturesque park, created back in 1800 and rest go home.