The Marly Palace, Peterhof

Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
Created as a private retreat for Peter the Great, The Marly Palace was inspired by the royal hunting lodges the emperor admired while traveling in France. Peter considered this palace-garden complex his "Russian Versailles," creating an intimate sanctuary within the vast grounds for his personal pleasure. He used the palace and the surrounding gardens for only two years before his death, and the quiet retreat eventually became a storage space for his furniture, art, clothing, and official gifts. Today, the thoroughly reconstructed site provides a peek at the days when Peter enjoyed the serenity of his tranquil sanctuary. Check online for visiting hours and tour options. To visit The Marly Palace and other attractions in Peterhof, use our Peterhof holiday planner.
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  • Arriving at Peterhof in the morning and leaving berth in the lower Park on Central Avenue, you know, that got into a noisy crowd of eager showmanship (although as I am we are tourists). but here we are with her husband realized that want to get away from the crowds, so it was huge and mostly speaking in foreign languages. And here it is a quiet spot where not there yet until the massive crowds of foreigners, a neighborhood near the Palace of Marley. Neat and beautiful, and most importantly quiet. The Palace itself, however, is closed to the public, but walk around is one fun ... Here, not far from the Palais Café of the same name, you can sit back, drink a cup of coffee or tea with a delicious dessert (this is especially true when a strong wind is blowing from the coast). And walk again. feed the squirrels nuts))) ... Cool, I recommend.
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  • Although we did not go inside, the setting for this small "palace" is wonderful. A large pond, cascades and fountains put this, well, house really, in a great light. A big plus was that it is in the m...  read more »
  • There was a such line to access the palace it is innevitable to walk in the Park to wait for thousands of Chinese with their guides leave accessible the Palace
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