Grand Palace, Peterhof

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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 St. Petersburg using our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.
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  • This palace is compared to Versailles and now we know why. The park, palace and fountains are just magnificent. Everyone at the facility was accommodating. We strolled through the parks and ate lunch ...  more »
  • We visited the palace and fountains with our tour group. The place was swarmed with tourists, but we were still able to see a lot in the short time that we had there. The fountains out front of the pa...  more »
  • I was very taken with this palace. It's sumptuous and over the top but drop dead gorgeous. Don't miss it but whatever you do, don't go without having a ticket. The lines are horrendous without a prepa...  more »

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