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Gatchina  is a town and the administrative center of Gatchinsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It is located 45 kilometers (28 mi) south of St. Petersburg, along the E95 highway leading to Pskov.  Gatchina is the largest town in Leningrad Oblast, and is best known as the location of the Great Gatchina Palace, one of the main residences of the Russian Imperial Family during the 18th and 19th centuries. Gatchina is frequently placed high in quality of life rankings in Russia, and the historic center and Gatchina Palace are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments.

Access : Coordinates: 59.583333, 30.133333 / By train : t is very easy to get to Gatchina from Saint Petersburg by train. Trains depart from the Baltysky Railway Station.
By car : The M20 highway, connecting Saint Petersburg and Pskov, crosses Gatchina from north to south. Distance is 45 km.

By bus :  You can get here from Saint Petersburg using: From “Moskovskaya” metro station: 100, 18 and 18a.  From “Prospekt Veteranov” metro station: 613.

Attractions :
Gatchina Palace , 1, Krasnoarmeysky prospekt . 10h-18h, closes Mon. Major imperial residence, was begun in 1766–1781 by architect Antonio Rinaldi for Count Grigori Grigoryevich Orlov, favourite of Catherine II.
Palace Park : Krasnoarmeysky prospekt, 1, Gatchina 188307
Priory Palace Museum : Chkalova St., 22A, Gatchina 188304, Russia
Gatchina Pavlovsky Cathedral : Sobornaya St., 26, Gatchina 188304, Russia
Museum of Gatchina : 25 Oktyabrya Ave., 18, Gatchina 188300, Russia / Open : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Intercession Cathedral : Krasnaya, 1A, Gatchina 188304, Russia
Saint Nicholas Church : 25 Oktyabrya Ave., 39, Gatchina 188300, Russia
Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God : Novaya, 18A, Gatchina 188302, Russia
Lutheran Church of Saint Peter : Tsentralnaya St., 1, Gatchina 188302, Russia
All Saints Church : Solodukhina, Gatchina, Russia
Church of St. John the Baptist : Solodukhina, 43A, Gatchina 188304, Russia
Church of St. Mitrophan of Voronezh : Leningradskoye Hwy. | Vyezd Microdistrict, Gatchina 188306, Russia
Miniature of the First Submarine : Kirasirskiy Blvd., Gatchina, Russia
Museum of History of Aviation Engine-Building and Repair : Grigorina, 7A, Gatchina 188307, Russia
Shherbov Residence Museum : Chehova St., 4, Gatchina 188304, Russia
Stella Gatchina – the City of Military Glory : Chkalova St., Gatchina, Russia
Ingerburg Gate : 25th Oktyabrya Ave., Gatchina 188300, Russia
Monument to Imperator Pavel I : Krasnoarmeiskiy Ave., 1 | In fron of the Bolshoi Gatchionskiy Palace, Gatchina 188307, Russia
Railway Station Mariyenburg : Gatchina, Russia
Monument to Defenders and Liberators of Gatchina in the Years of the Great Patriotic War : | Corner of the 25th Oktyabrya Ave. and Revolyutsionny Ln., Gatchina, Russia

Activities :

Movie Theaters : Pobeda , 25 Oktyabrya Ave., 5, Gatchina 188304, Russia / Kacheli , 25th Oktyabrya ave., 52B, Gatchina 188306, Russia
Palace Park : Krasnoarmeysky prospekt, 1, Gatchina 188307, Russia
Vstrechi Children’s and Youth Theater : Revolyutsionny Lane, 1, Gatchina 188304, Russia
Laser Tag Club Phoenix : Zhemchuzhina St., 5, Gatchina 188307, Russia

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