Weekend in Gatchina – Day 1: From St. Petersburg to Gatchina and back.

The trip to Gatchina will take all day and you can see a lot of interesting things during this day. Before arriving in the city itself, we will go to its surroundings and visit the museum manor in the village of Christmas. When we arrive in Gatchina, the first thing we will do is go on a tour of the museum estate of the artist P. E. Scherbov. After the tour we will go to the Intercession Cathedral near the main street of the city. We will definitely visit the main attraction of Gatchina - Gatchina Palace and find out what the Birch House contains.
Weekend in Gatchina

Trip duration: 1 day

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Музей-усадьба «Рождествено»

History Museums

In the village of Rozhdestvenno there is a museum manor, once owned by relatives of the famous classic of Russian literature. There are excursions in the museum, where they tell about the village of Rozhdestveno, about the life of the families Nabokov and Rukavishnikovs. The manor house is surrounded by a large park, at the end of which you can see caves and a water spring. *" The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Музей-усадьба П.Е. Щербова

History Museums

The first attraction in Gatchina will be the manor house museum of P.E. Scherbov. It is one of the oldest museums in the Leningrad region. It is located in the house of cartoonist P.E. Scherbov, whose works were known in the late 19th - early 20th century. *" The museum isn't open on Mondays

Кафе Акбар

Middle Eastern Restaurants

Lunch will be held in the cafes of Middle Eastern and European cuisines. This café has a wide range of dishes and drinks, spacious halls and reasonable prices for dishes.

Покровский Собор


Next to the main square of the city is the Intercession Cathedral. It is the largest temple in the Leningrad region, consecrated in honor of the Virgin. In the temple there is an icon of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

Gatchina Palace (Гатчинский дворец)


The next attraction on our trip is Gatchina Palace. The palace resembles an English castle in its architecture. You can climb the Signal Tower, which offers a beautiful view of Gatchina and its surroundings. Next to the palace there is a park, where you can walk in the open air and look at the palace from the outside. *An advance booking, you can take a tour. The ticket office is open until 17-00. Access to the palace is possible on any day of the week except Mondays.

Берёзовый домик

Historic Sites

Before leaving the city you should visit a birch house. Behind a simple facade of wood hides a luxurious interior with gilded and painted stucco. An unexpected surprise in addition to a walk in the park.

Хлебниковъ трактиръ

Russian Restaurants

Dinner will take place not far from Catherine's Park. The restaurant of Russian cuisine "Khlebnikov's Tavern" is imbued with the atmosphere of the XIX century. Inside the restaurant is decorated with historical photographs, and from the windows there is a beautiful view of the Cathedral Square.

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