Priory Castle


The Priory Castle is a unique XVIII-th century construction made of rammed earth. This spire-shaped castle is an architectural symbol of Gatchina. It was commissioned by Paul I for the knights of the Maltese order, who received patronage from Russian Emperor after the French Revolution. The Museum offers a tour in the Priory Castle focusing on its history, the Maltese order, building techniques and legends connected with the castle. 

Free with
St Petersburg Card
Normal Ticket Price: 200 RUB

Chkalova Street, the Priory park, Gatchina

Closest metro station:

Getting there:
Bus: 431, minibus: 18, 18a

+7 (81371) 76-467


Open hours:
June 17 – August 31: 11:00 - 19:00, tickets till 18:00
September 1– April: 10:00 - 18:00, tickets until 17:00. Closed: Monday, first Tuesday of each month, November 12 and January 1

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