In 1783, Catherine the 2nd bought Gatchina from the Orlov family and gave it to her son Paul. In 1792 the expansion and reconstruction works of the palace and the parks began. At that time the Catherine Tower, the Forest Conservatory, monumental gates, a terraced quay, as well as the square with bulwarks and Connetable obelisk, the Birch House and the Venus Pavilion (architect V. Brenna) all appeared.
Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum is located 45 km to the south-west of St.Petersburg. Valuable collections of painting, furniture, porcelain, antique weapon as well as Gobelin tapestries, embroideries and Italian sculpture give the visitor a vivid impression of the royal court life.
The Great Gatchina Palace (Russian: Большой Гатчинский дворец) is a palace in Gatchina, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It was built from 1766 to 1781 by Antonio Rinaldi for Count Grigori Grigoryevich Orlov, who was a favourite of Catherine the Great, in Gatchina, a suburb of the royal capital Saint Petersburg.
Gatchina Perhaps the most neglected of St. Petersburg's suburban palaces in the post-war period, Gatchina is also probably the most lived-in, with four Tsars considering it their family home. First appearing in records in 1499, Khotchino - the old name for Gatchina - was a Russian village under the rule of Novgorod the Great.
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Gatchina has gained worldwide fame as a popular suburb of St. Petersburg - it is the former residence of the Russian Emperors with a unique palace-and-park ensemble. The development of Gatchina was greatly affected by cultural influences from different nations, especially the Europeans.
Gatchina and Vicinity Gatchina is the birthplace of Russian aviation. Russia's first military pilots and technical support staff were trained in the town in 1910. Russia's first qualified pilot M. Efimov was the first to conduct a night flight at Gatchina with the help of a floodlight. Here, the Nobile's airship landed.
The Monument to Paul I was installed on the parade ground in 1851. The Russian sculptor I. P. Vitaly sculpted the emperor as he was depicted in the ceremonial portrait painted by S.S. Shchukin in 1796, a portrait that was approved by Pavel Petrovich himself.
A referendum on reversing the renaming of Leningrad was held on June 12, 1991, with 54.86% of voters (with a turnout of 65%) supporting "Saint Petersburg". Renaming the city Petrograd was not an option. This change officially took effect on September 6, 1991.
Although the Prince never came to Gatchina, and the palace was never officially turned into a priory, the building became the site of meetings for the Order. Built by Nikolai Lvov, and completed in 1799, the building sits on the banks of the Black Lake at the Eastern edge of the park, surrounded by hills and forest.
Peter and Paul Cathedral The Peter and Paul Cathedral - originally Saint Petersburg Fortress - is one of the historic symbols of the city. Its construction on the small Hare Island marked the beginning of a city that was destined to be capital of the Russian Empire for over two centuries.
Gatchina - the most southern imperial residence in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. Was founded on the site of the ancient Russian Selce; Basin Izhora. In 1734 it became the property of a prominent Seltso Ambassador Alexander Kurakina, whose descendants in 1765 sold it to Catherine II, who at the same time gave the Gatchina favorite Grigory Orlov.
In 1765 Catherine the 2nd presented Gatchina Farm to her favorite Count G. Orlov. In 1766-1781, the Great Palace was built, and on the shores of the Big and the Silver Lakes the first landscape park in Russia was planted, the Palace Park (architect A. Rinaldi).