Scientific Archives of the State Museum-Reserve "Peterhof" |, Peterhof

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Enter the world of Russian emperors and empresses and surround yourself with opulence and grandeur that are hard to match at Scientific Archives of the State Museum-Reserve "Peterhof" |. Now a museum, the imperial palace complex was originally built by Peter the Great at the beginning of the 18th century, and every subsequent ruler added a personal touch to its splendor. Many parts of the complex function as separate museums of different time periods and various aspects of life at the imperial court. From gardens and fountains, to bathhouses and churches--and, of course, a selection of palaces--you can admire the architecture, ornaments, and works of art every step of the way. You can purchase tickets online, and you can plan your visit by only buying tickets for the areas of the palace you intend to see. Put Scientific Archives of the State Museum-Reserve "Peterhof" | at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Petersburg itinerary builder.
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  • The Peterhof palace was one of our "must see" spots when we visited St Petersburg and it did not disappoint. The amount of gold is mind boggling. Each room is decorated in its own style and theme and ...  more »
  • Fountains, fountains everywhere. Some with surprises built in (like the bridge that suddenly becomes a fountain, some are just breathtakingly beautiful.  more »
  • The nickname is a cliche, yes it is inspired by Versailles and yet is different in many ways. The complex of the fountains in front of the Palace is sunning, dazzling you with the play of gold and wat...  more »