Grand Palace, Peterhof

Once the summer residence of Russian monarchs, Grand Palace forms part of a sprawling complex of buildings and gardens recognized as a World Heritage Site. Built on the orders of Peter the Great, the 30-room palace underwent a series of renovations under Catherine the Great, who slightly toned down the glittering halls and elaborately decorated chambers. Seriously damaged during World War II, the renovated palace now offers guided tours of its galleries, filled with original art and furniture. The main hall notably houses twelve large paintings depicting scenes from a major naval battle of the Russo-Turkish War. Other highlights include Peter the Great's velvet throne and decorative objects imported from China. Check online for opening hours and guided tour options. Plan to visit Grand Palace and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended St. Petersburg attractions using our St. Petersburg online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Drive through the magnificent halls of the Palace, between the heavenly and white gold stuccoes, mosaic wooden floor, carpets, paintings and vases, pausing to observe the furniture and accessories and imagine the great personalities who animated these halls is like taking a trip back in time, an unforgettable adventure, that devote a visit not hasty , to be savored slowly, like a fine wine, taking in every detail.
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  • Live my life of Czar and czarina. Sublime tourist but authentic. Program the Grand Palace and the waterfalls.
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  • It really worth to go out of st.petersburg to see it, big palace, you can go and back with special bouts that was really fun,,the station was in the palace, nice landscape  more »

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