Pokrovsky Cathedral

Around St Petersburg

This red-brick building with bright blue domes is an important Gatchina church.

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1. Pavlovsk Cathedral

0.31 MILES

This baroque cathedral can be found at the end of the pedestrianised shopping street off the central pr 25 Oktyabrya. It has a grandly restored interior…

2. Private Garden

0.41 MILES

Laid out in the late-18th century by Vincenzo Brenna for the private use of the royal family, the Private Garden is a charming place to stroll, full of…

3. Gatchina Great Palace

0.46 MILES

Shaped in a graceful curve around a central turret, the Gatchina Great Palace certainly lives up to its name – its enormous (if surprisingly plain) facade…

4. Birch House

0.48 MILES

Built as a surprise present from Maria Fyodorovna to Paul I, the Birch House has a rough facade made of birch logs, but the interior is actually very…

5. Venus Pavilion


Down on the lake, the Venus Pavilion juts out into the water and has an elaborately painted interior.

6. Gatchina Park


Gatchina Park is more overgrown and romantic than the other palaces’ parklands. The park has many winding paths through birch groves and across bridges to…

7. Marble Bridge

13.78 MILES

A striking bridge made of Ural marbles that was built in 1774.

8. Turkish Bath

13.79 MILES

With its minaret and mosaic-covered interior this pavilion perched over the water was meant to resemble a mosque. The building closes during bad weather.