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Cottage Palace in Peterhof

Aleksandriia Park, St. Petersburg 198510, Russia
7-812-4506953
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Ranked #140 of 1,061 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Lund, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Few people bother with this palace. It is not like the grand palaces but more of palace that was lived in. It feels real and gives you the feeling that this is a place that you could aspire to and indeed take ideas from that you could use in your own home rather than gold ceilings! Well worth a visit... More

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The Tzars were kings and lived like royalty. However, relative to the other palaces, The Nicholas I Cottage almost appeared like a place that some real people might live in. We saw this as an adjunct to a cruise excursion to The Peterhof (not where real people live!). While elegant it was understated and countrified in the tradition of some... More

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Huntington Beach, Calif
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

If your going to spend the 2hr going and coming from the Peterhof you should include the tour of this small Palace. Very nice and not very big by St. Pete standards.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

When the palace building was not suitable for living anymore, the family of Tsar moved to the smaller mansion near by. Interesting is it´s garden with facilities for kids and relax.

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Sintra, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

You can stay there 1 full day, exploring all the gardens. Beautiful fountains that you can take great photos! Is always full of tourists and russian families

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Going to Peterhof was a bit of work, such as traveling by boat all the way to the island. The stuff waited to fill the boat with passengers and did not live the dock in the time expected on both ways. There was no food or water being sold inside so we just sat there for hours while it rained,... More

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California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

It was a long walk to the cottage and the setting was peaceful, but after everything else, seemed out of place. It would have been better if people were alowed to go in, rather than peeking through the windows

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Seeing what Peter the Great built for himself to live in was a revelation and a peek into the person.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

a visit allows you to focus on the measure of the man ....incognito in Holland as a carpenter ....architect and builder of his 'cottage' and city, in which everyone was to own a boat ....but also a joker with his fountains ....beware!.

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Colwyn Bay North Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We did a private tour with Marina S Wilson's Tours and on her suggestion included the Cottage Palace on our Peterhof trip. The gardens are lovely and quite English! The palace is homely and quite a contrast to Peterhof. Really enjoyed our visit and found the 'guardian 'ladies actually smiled!

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