The Marly Palace, Peterhof

4.7
#14 of 203 in Museums in St. Petersburg
Historic Site Specialty Museum
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 St. Petersburg, use our St. Petersburg holiday planner.
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  • Unusual, not so glitzy palace, in the Peterhof complex. It was more "personal" than the grand palace and in a lovely setting.  more »
  • This is small cottage with personal belongings of Peter the Great. It is simply great but the only problem is that it lacks English audioguide  more »
  • Compare to all huge palaces this on elooks like small summer cottage, and so it is. You may tak funny pictures nearby in guard shelter in front of it. Bring some bread for ducs hanging on pound =)  more »
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  • No good price!! Be careful
  • Beautiful scenery, very good photo. The truth is that all products on the territory of insanely expensive.
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  • beautiful views, paid fishing, you can feed the fish in the pool
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  • The entire fleet of 8 wonder of the world.
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  • Cute little Palace with Park around!
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