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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  • This palace is normally not included in the visiting list if you travel with a tour group, at least I saw no Asian tour group visited. Actually this palace was not opened during my visit, i could only...  more »
  • During our visit to Peterhof, beside of seeing the major site here, that is, the Grand Palace, we visited also this relatively small, charming baroque mansion that was built on the orders of Peter the...  more »
  • Interesting building surrounded by ponds, in on 2 floors of authentic furniture 18 century, fancy dressers, nice view on the Park
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