Gatchina is the biggest town of the Leningrad region, it is one of the great imperial country palaces to the south of St. Petersburg. It is situated 35 km from Saint Petersburg.
For over a century, from 1760's to 1860's the complex of landscape parks and romantic castle-palace, pavilions, bridges and terraces were built in Gatchina. Architects A. Rinaldi, Brenna, A. Zakharov, N. Lvov, Voronihin, A. Stackenschneider
For more information about local sightseeing please visit the official site of Gatchina palace: http://gatchinap