Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, Peterhof

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#2 of 3,290 in Museums in Russia
Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
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 palace gardens were absolutely stunning! The care taken with every inch was just incredible (and actually really sad, considering the situation of the people at the time they were created). But...  more »
  • Very beautiful, definitely worth visiting! We've spent 3 hours walking around fountains, gardens. Prepare to walk a lot.  more »
  • Peterhof is almost 50 km from the cruise terminal, took us an hour by coach to return to the cruise ship, and was our last stop on our 2 day Alla Tours excursion. We visited the gardens and the...  more »

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