7 Sights in Gatchina, Russia (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Gatchina, Russia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Gatchina, Russia.

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1. Гатчинский Дворец

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The Great Gatchina Palace is a palace in Gatchina, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It was built from 1766 to 1781 by Antonio Rinaldi for Count Grigori Grigoryevich Orlov, who was a favourite of Catherine the Great, in Gatchina, a suburb of the royal capital Saint Petersburg. The Gatchina Palace combines classical architecture and themes of a medieval castle with ornate interiors typical of Russian classicism, located on a hill in central Gatchina next to Lake Serebryany. The Gatchina Palace became one of the favourite residences of the Russian Imperial Family, and during the 19th century was an important site of Russian politics. Since the February Revolution in 1917 it has been a museum and public park, and received UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1990.

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2. Восьмигранный колодец

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The octagonal well is an architectural structure in the Palace Park of Gatchina, which is a stone pool built around the spring. One of the earliest objects of the park, the well was built near the Great Gatchinsky Palace according to the project of the Italian architect A. Rinaldi in the 1770s, during the period when Gatchina belonged to Prince G. G. Orlov. The object of cultural heritage of Russia of federal significance in the category of monuments of urban planning and architecture.

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3. Приоратский дворец

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Priory Palace is an original palace in the formerly royal town of Gatchina (Гатчина), Leningrad oblast, Northwest Russia, a suburb of Saint Petersburg. It was built in 1799 by the architect N. A. Lvov on the shore of the Black Lake (Chyornoye ozero / Чёрное озеро). Constructed for the Russian Grand Priory of the Order of St John, it was presented to the Order by a decree of Paul I of Russia dated August 23, 1799.

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4. Берёзовые ворота

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The Birch Gate is a stone gate located on the eastern border of the Palace Park, the grounds of Gatchina Palace, in Gatchina, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It is nearby the Birch House. The facility was built from 1795 to 1798 by Giovanni Visconti according to the design of famous architect Vincenzo Brenna. The Birch Gate is a part of the Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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5. Колонна Орла

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Колонна Орла Это изображение получено с помощью Olympus SP-500UZ. / Public domain

Kolonna Orla - an architectural structure in the palace park of Gatchina. One of the earliest objects of the park was erected, presumably the Italian architect A. Rinaldi in the early 1770s, during the period when Gatchina belonged to Count G. G. Orlov. It is a marble column on a high four -game pedestal, decorated in accordance with the canons of classicism. The sculpture of the eagle is crowned with the top.

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6. Дом П. Е. Щербова

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Дом П. Е. Щербова Это изображение получено с помощью Canon PowerShot S2 IS. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Shcherbova Museum is a museum of history and memorial in Gatchina, a branch of the "Museum Institution", a national cultural institution in the Leningrad region. Located on the estate of cartoonist P. E. Shcherbov, the museum is one of the original works of the early 20th century, completed in the style of the Northern Art Nouveau Movement. The first Expo opened in 1992.

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7. Амфитеатр

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Амфитеатр / Public domain

Amphitheater is a park structure in the Palace Park of the city of Gatchina of the Leningrad Region. It was built in the 1790s according to the project of N. A. Lvov simultaneously with the pool "Naumachia".

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