Grand Palace, Peterhof

Categories: Fountains, Tourist Spots
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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 your Grand Palace visit and explore what else you can see and do in Peterhof using our Peterhof trip itinerary planner.
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  • Imposing palaces in Petergof!!! Syntibania from gold from the 1809 peels make the landscape unique!!! Inside the Palaces "be enchanted" objects, and Thrones Board that their value is many millions of euros!
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  • Fountains, fountains, fountains, around the fountains. Gorgeous views of the Gulf of Finland. Unfortunately do not have time to open (you can take pictures with Peter 1, Catherine and her minions of course prices outrageous, but impressions are worth)
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  • On the boat from the Jetty behind the Hermitage. Can look at the city from the River, so recommend. Ticket Office is in English, but English is not understood. (Surprised that people of Russia and foreign fees. Cuba since...) The gardens are lush and clean the fountain, but to many of the tourists too much spending and failed. Palace took about two hours ago the ticket purchase + admission. Foreigners can be turned in a personal, but Russia who are guided, could not quite slowly to watch the width of the road narrow pinched to tour around. We were gorgeous to go people have visited Versailles, but gorgeous it might as well.
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  • Beautiful fountains! Very large grounds. Unless you'd rather buy food within the park (which is mostly sweets) bring a small packed lunch bag with you. It's perfect to sit next to one of the huge fountains and enjoy a snack and drink. Samson and the lion are an obvious with and likely the first you'll see when you walk in, but others towards the back of the grounds are equally as enjoyable and likely more peaceful since they are out of the way. If you find yourself next to Titan by the water you'll have a lovely view of Saint Petersburg on a clear day.
  • Beautiful palace. Super crowded but well worth the visit. WC is designed correctly with more stalls for females. Need to wear shoe booties when inside so it's not recommended that you wear heels or flip flops
  • There will be music composed shortly about 30 seconds during the opening fountain time every morning. It's very impressive. Samson Fountain is the highlight, other fountains around the upper park is interesting. The Palaces and gardens are really gorgeous. If you're like Versailles style, this also Russian Versailles. It's worth for ticket fee separated from the fountain fee.
  • Long lines, crowdy and Can be xpensive. However, stongly recommended because of the beautiful park and fountains. Getting there by hydrofoil is very nice and fast. Want cheap? Take bus 200 from Avtovo metro. Trip will take about 45 minutes. Ask fellow travellers for the right stop. Russians are friendly and will help.
  • Very impressive fountains, if possible buy tickets online. The lines were ridiculous. And the mini bus to go there is a mini bus, but there are several that you can take and they come pretty frequently. Alternatively take the hydrofoil, approx 600 to 700 rubles one way. Didn't see anything particularly nice but it was a quick and easy way to get back to the city.
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