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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  • Early spring I try to get to Peterhof, plunge into the charm of the empty alleys bustle of garden work, listen to the birds and the rustle of the jets. Yes, in April begin trial inclusion of Lower Park fountains, and I manage to touch the miracle-admire the rainbows in a spray, look for the first flowers under the branches of old Apple trees, watch the ancient structures and stand on the shore of the Bay, watching on the other side grows a monstrous Tower lakhta-Centre. And look at the pictures of nearly century-old enemies on the ruins, and the revival of these ruins today's beauty.
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  • This Palace, where lived the large Catalina has so much factuocidad, it is so beautiful, so imposing, I know several others as that of Versailles but this has no comparison, this as well care, the gold and white dazzle vision in the gardens the waters game leaves you excited, there is so much wealth, so much glitz in it worthy of Catalina, was the summer palace of the royalty. To enter the Palace and everything is dazzling, marble stairs have an impact with all the decoration in gold as charged but majestic, the rooms of the Palace are very style Versailles, works of art from the period are wonderful, all there is factuocidad, luxury and lots of history, is one of the most beautiful places I've seen in the world , vale and much worth visiting it, going to remember all the life.
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  • At some distance from the main city, it was a unique experience to visit this palace and museum. The most amazing experience was of the fountains. We were told by the guide that the water was brought ...  more »