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. The Marly Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, St. Petersburg Edition.
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  • Very large Pavilion, well saved and restored. Leaves the impression of a residential building without pomp and glitter, but very cozy.
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  • Chamber, cozy place. Describes the neparadnuju for yourself, the life of the Royal family. Such houses survived little, even in St. Petersburg.
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  • The Park has meaning to visit and after the close of the season. Free entrance, people not much bright foliage on trees.
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  • No good price!! Be careful
  • One of the most favorite places of Peterhof (like everything), but its unique atmosphere for yourself found exactly here. Around Palace of the Marli beautiful park, a pond with fish, elegant staircase, overgrown walls before leaving the Bay. When no special midst of tourist flow, here a paradise:)
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  • About the history of this place is written very much and guides of the Museum tell us. But few people know that near the Palace of Marley lives echo. Standing at the entrance, facing the sectoral ponds, it is necessary to go a little to the left bridge (southern sector of the pond), and on a third bridge to shout, you hear an echo. Photo bridge I made come and orite!
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  • Here at prudikah you can fish for sturgeon, the pleasure is not cheap, but always wanting a lot. Almost tame squirrels.
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  • I think a beauty on the outside, forming a perfect set of aesthetics by the pond. Inside I had not entered.
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