The Marly Palace, Peterhof

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 Edition.
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  • Thankfully we had a guide to show us the tombs and who's was who . Quite small by all the other attractions standards but well worth a visit  more »
  • Compact palace in the Petergof Park close to the Baltic Bay is a great place to visit during the trip to Petergof.  more »
  • It is OK place to see (we did not go inside). However, it is rather far and I am not sure if it worthwhile to spend time for walking to see it. I think there are more attractive places to enjoy in...  more »
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  • Marly Palace is a beautiful baroque mansion built with the commandments of Peter the Great as a refuge in the premises of the Great Palace. Peter's inspiration was from the Royal hunting lodge in Marly Le Roi, just outside Paris. Louis XIV used it as a private residence, an alternative to Versailles. Peter visited Marly Le Roi during his visit to France in 1717 and, when he created the "Russian Versailles" at Peterhof, he decided to build his own...
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  • I wanted to see a lot of things like that little cottage, but it was a nice museum. When purchasing a summer palace ticket, you must purchase the museum option. Also, keep it in the house of the past, so be careful to put on your shoes and carry your backpack forward.
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  • It's Peterhof! It's all said, no words. Was with the family at the end of August, lucky the fountains were included already. Impressions like the Mlada so at the old-sea and all exceptionally positive! To visit necessarily, one or with family, it is not important, but to see it is necessary!
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  • A lost pavilion in the middle of its water basins. gorgeous
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