The Marly Palace, Peterhof
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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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  • Visit this small Palace and you will find yourself in the age of Peter the great. Wonderful renovated interiors and views of the surrounding nature will not leave you indifferent.
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  • If you want to visit in the quiet, romantic and very beautiful place, this is the place. Natural landscapes, architecture, water and plenty of fish in the pond.
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  • Marly Palace is a beautiful Baroque style building which is located in the Lower Garden of the Grand Palace in Peterhof. It was built as a place for a quiet rest place for Peter the Great. It has a po...  more »