Gatchina Palace is not just the architectural heritage of Russian emperors: you will also admire its surroundings. A large quiet park with oak and fir trees, a pond, bridges, and narrow paths is an amazing place for a nature breakaway. You can make great shots against the background of splendid landscapes, rent a bike or a boat, and spend a relaxing weekend.
The Palace remained almost the same it was before the Second World War so a visit to it is an excursion into the historical domain. Its facade is different from Russian classical palaces and reminds of traditional English architecture. Besides the staterooms, you can descend to the underground passage that leads to the Echo cavern, located right on the bank of the White Pond. While some areas of the palace still remain unrestored, it is still an excellent landmark and a worthy place to visit.