The parks of Gatchina


The town of Gatchina, located on the outskirts of St. Petersburg, was home to the southern-most imperial residence and was twice the centre of Russia’s social life — under the rule of Tsars Peter the First and Alexander the Third.

The town of Gatchina, located on the outskirts of St. Petersburg, was home to the southern-most imperial residence and was twice the centre of Russia’s social life — under the rule of Tsars Peter the First and Alexander the Third. A secluded castle which towers over the calm, tree-framed pond waters serves as the centre of the Gatchina palace-park ensemble. RTG TV host Timofei Zudin not only got to see the many sights in Gatchina’s parks, but also got to experience the mystery and riddles posed by these old park pavilions.