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When someone brings up the most beautiful places of the Leningrad Oblast, the first thing that comes to mind is Gatchina. For a long time there was an imperial residence, and although the times of war brought a lot of damage upon it, now many buildings have been reconstructed.
Tourists from all over the world are attracted by diverse and impressive sights of the city: The Great Gatchina Palace, the Priory Palace, unique parks, various temples, and monuments. Fans of Russian literature will definitely be fond of nearby villages which history is closely tied to the family of Alexander Pushkin.
If you want to fully enjoy the parks of Gatchina, you’d better devote several days to exploring – total area of all the parks amounts to more than 700 hectares. Not to mention everything you can pay attention to – remarkable bridges, romantic pergolas, and picturesque ruins. Do not miss an opportunity to walk through the underground passage from the Gatchina Palace, to see relict plants and wildlife you can not witness anywhere else in the region.
Apart from representing the cultural and historical heritage of Gatchina, the city is also a major industrial center. Therefore, you can expect to meet a lot of business people among the crowds of tourists and guests of the city. The infrastructure of Gatchina is well developed and lets you spend the time to your benefit that is why people with different intentions and needs will find staying in Gatchina very comfortable.
It is very easy to get here – there is a railway crossing the city and a highway to Pskov that gets you here from Saint Petersburg after about a 40-km ride. And after an active day spent exploring local sights or establishing business connections you always can count on the comfort created by our friendly staff, here, at the boutique-hotel Stolica.