Family holidays: ostrich farm, palaces and waterfalls – Day 3: Gatchina

Today the plan is to spend the whole day in the museum-reserve "Gatchina" and visit the Gatchina Palace, the Priory Palace and the Palace Park. And the highlight of our trip will be "geysers" of unknown origin.
Family holidays: ostrich farm, palaces and waterfalls

Trip duration: 3 days

Anastasia Baklanova


Cafés, Restaurants

Breakfast and back on the road!

Gatchina Palace (Гатчинский дворец)


Today we will spend the whole day in Gatchina. There are many interesting sights to see. The appearance of the palace and park ensemble dates back to the reign of Empress Catherine the Great. Here you can get in touch with history and visit more than 50 rooms of the palace with recreated interiors of that era. Pay attention to the working schedule: Daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Monday is a day off Sanitation days are the first Tuesday of every month.

The Scotch Bar


It's time for a snack. Why not do it in a Scottish bar? And whoever's not driving can also have a Kraft beer.

Приоратский парк


The Priory Palace is the visiting card of Gatchina. This unique structure was built in 1799 according to the plan of the architect N. A. Lvov for the Knights of Malta and is the only earthen construction monument of the late 18th century in Russia. Monday's the day off. Sanitation days are the first Tuesday of every month.

Palace Park (Дворцовый парк)


The park complex was laid out in a picturesque place with beautiful White and Silver Lakes. Its founder is Count G. G. Orlov, and the date of foundation is the end of the XVIII century. The park is open daily from 06.00 to 22.00, the entrance is free.

Гатчинские Гейзеры

Hot Springs

One of the wonders of the Leningrad region that few people know about is the Gatchina geysers. They are located near the village of Korpikovo, along the Paritsa River. Nobody knows about the exact origin of the springs striking from the ground, there are many different versions. However, they exist and often attract the attention of tourists, as they are in a very picturesque place, and you will certainly not regret it if you get to them. There are six geysers in total. You can find in advance the exact coordinates of each of them and come purposefully, you can come and walk around a little and find them yourself.



To complete our journey I'm glad to visit a popular place in Gatchina - cafe "Clock". We'll have dinner and go home.