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. 

In May the museum without days off, closed only on May 13

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

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