Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, St. Petersburg

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Once the summer residence of Russian monarchs, Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens 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 Peterhof Palace and Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended St. Petersburg attractions using our St. Petersburg online trip itinerary planner.
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  • The majestic palace is part of the town of Petergof, which is about an hour’s drive from the city center. Visitors love the daily turning-on of the Grand Cascade fountain, which sees water shoot out.....  more
    The majestic palace is part of the town of Petergof, which is about an hour’s drive from the city center. Visitors love the daily turning-on of the Grand Cascade fountain, which sees water shoot out.....  more »
  • This is the place where you can feel Russian Kingdom it’s Rich, beautiful palace, with unique garden ♥️ I definitely recommend it to you 👌👍 
    This is the place where you can feel Russian Kingdom it’s Rich, beautiful palace, with unique garden ♥️ I definitely recommend it to you 👌👍  more »
  • I will just say that Versailles looks like a shed comparing to this. All fountains works on gravity, so there's none water pump at all. Pity that upper park was closed due reconstruction at the time. 
    I will just say that Versailles looks like a shed comparing to this. All fountains works on gravity, so there's none water pump at all. Pity that upper park was closed due reconstruction at the time.  more »

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