The Bath Block

The Bath Block, Peterhof: Address, Phone Number, The Bath Block Reviews: 5/5

The Bath Block
5
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience The Bath Block and similar attractions

Popular mentions

5.0
913 reviews
Excellent
761
Very good
112
Average
33
Poor
5
Terrible
2

B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia11,396 contributions
Apr 2021
The Bath block is a fountain and water jet area spread in front of the Peterhof summer residence.
It's the best that this complex has to offer - amazing gilded statues with high water sprays, cascaded terraces with spilling water, Sea canal leading directly to the Finnish bay,...
When visiting on 21 Apr I didn't expect they're working (usually start in May), but was very thrilled when I came there and they did so even the rain didn't spoil my impressions.
Written May 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Don L
Chilliwack, Canada312 contributions
Aug 2019
Fabulous fountains and gardens at the Peterhof State Museum. First class, with lots of gold guilding! You will be amazed at the extent and beauty of the fountains. We were on a 2 day cruise ship excursion, so we had no ticketing issues. And a great Russian guide. Go here!
Written March 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mazmannan
Basingstoke, UK9,077 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Bath Block is also known as the Peterhof State Museum Preserve.

It consists of the Grand Palace, the lower garden, the fountains, and beautiful gardens.

You will be amazed by this place.
Everything about it speaks volumes about the way the Tsars lived. It has to be seen to be believed - truly regal and magnificent. The opulence will leave you wondering whether you were in a dream.

The gardens are very well maintained and very beautiful. The fountains are something else. The Grand Cascade and the Samson fountain are the main fountains. They look grandiose, and are beautifully decorated. The fountains are switched on in the morning – and you will love the spectacular show. The fountains work without the use of pumps using instead the pressure caused by the height.

A beautiful canal connects the palace to the sea. The Tsar’s visitors would then come up to the palace via this canal. Whichever way you look – it is simply stunning.

The gardens resemble the French style. The beautiful flowers create a wonderful mosaic of colour.

This is a must see attraction – and I thoroughly recommend it.
Written October 16, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jonnawirne
Lahti, Finland104 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
I have a mixed feelings about my visit to Peterhof Palace grounds. We arrived with a boat to save some time with commute. Boatride was ok, nothing too special. We were told that this would be the most picturesque way to travel to Peterhof but you basicly see mostly sea and some shipyards. You arrive straight to the lower garden (we didnt know that before hand) so you have to buy a ticket straight away to get off the dock. There are no info in English and the staff also communicate mainly in Russian so if you dont speak and/or read Russian you will probably regret that you didnt get your own guide at this point. We bought a ticket not knowing what it would include.

We rushed to the castle and saw the massive lines. Line to the ticket office (yes you need a separate ticket to get inside) and line to the castle. They have different opening hours for individual turists (one at 12-14 and other after 17 something) and those who belong to a group. We decided to skip the castle in the end due price, lines and time issues.
After that we realized that because we arrived with a boat straight to lower garden, we couldn't visit the other side of the castle at all! If you leave the gates you cannot return without buying a ticket back to lower garden. Confusing and annoying. We ended up going around The Bath Block and enjoying the beautiful fountains with golden statues. The place is lovely and garden is really worth seeing. And the place is huge so even without visiting the castle we spended quite a lot of time wondering around.

Wear good shoes, take the whole day and have a guide or go with a guided group. Tours might feel expensive but this is not a cheap destination even if you go by yourself and its not turist friendly for foreigners. Or learn Russian, prepare yourself with rubles and be on time for the lines.
Written May 8, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DerAlteBach
Sydney, Australia783 contributions
Jul 2019
The best place to view this group of fountains is from above, that is, from the front of the Peterhof Palace. The overall effect is spectacular.
Written November 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Estelle750
Alberta, Canada11 contributions
Sep 2019
This small museum on grounds of Peterhof displays examples of day to day living including dining room with china displayed and the concept of banya with a unique indoor waterfall....was good to get away from the hordes of visitors in this calm museum.
Written September 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda643
Tulsa, OK13 contributions
Jul 2015
So worth the trip there. Everything imagined and more. Grounds are amazing! Be prepared for lots of walking, and not really equipted for those with mobility challenges. Don't miss for an history adventure.
Written February 18, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lexizmom
Los Angeles, CA86 contributions
Aug 2015
We enjoyed a short stop here as part of a day tour while cruising the Baltic on Oceania Cruise Lines. Definitely recommend taking an organized private tour - SPB Tours was wonderful and took us to smaller places like this which not everyone gets a chance to see.
Written December 10, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GRAHAM EDWARD W
Worksop, UK29 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
A must to visit,but entry got very complicated,arrived 1.45 in the queue, to be told only Russians allowed in and we had to wait until 2.30.this was not very clear as the staff could only speak Russian.The Russians got their tickets from an outside booth and we got ours inside the museum which were dearer than the Russian tickets!we thought we might get an English travel guide,but we didn't but could hire audio handsets for around £5.once inside it was stunning.
Written September 1, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pantherboy
Georgetown, Australia3,510 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
The switching on of the fountains in the morning was a real highlight of my time in Russia. We arrived by hydrofoil after a nice trip across the gulf in time for the ceremony to the accompaniment of music. It really is quite a remarkable experience - I've lost track of how many people I've told about it :) The majestic palace & expansive Versailles like gardens were a great way to spend a day. Highly recommended.
Written October 11, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 247
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Bath Block

We recommend booking The Bath Block tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 2 The Bath Block tours on Tripadvisor

Hotels near The Bath Block: View all hotels near The Bath Block on Tripadvisor

Restaurants near The Bath Block: View all restaurants near The Bath Block on Tripadvisor