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Once a formal garden built for Peter the Great, this popular park still has more than 80 of the original marble statues and sculptures and houses Peter's Summer Palace, a simply designed two-story building that now displays many of the ruler's own...more
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This is an outstanding example of an opulent Russian Palace. Created by Peter the Great as a snub to Sweden after the Great Northern War, 1700-1721 and for his love of the sea. Built on the Baltic it gave Peter the Great immediate access to...More
I guess most people know when visiting a country if they are going to come again or not. Russia can`t be seen in one visit. I do not know the number but i now that i always enjoy in its simplicity on one hand and...More
This place is definitely a must not only when traveling to St.Petersburg but to Russia overall.
I looked at the images from this place when I was a kid and loved it, and it's times more beautiful in real life! Be sure to come between...More
This palace is very impressive from the outside, however if you visit in the winter (starting in November), be aware that the majority of the buildings are closed. Only the main palace is open everyday except Monday, and a few of the out buildings open...More
The Peterhof Grand Palace, also known as the “Russian Versailles” and the palace ensemble is recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We came early to visit the Grand Palace that was once a favourite summer residence of the Peter the Great. During our visit,...More
The interior of this palace puts it on more than equal footing with Versailles Palace. It is very well-maintained and there is so much to see and take in ...from the ceilings to the walls to the floors. The furniture and objects on display are...More
We arrive by cruise ship, so we were able to book a tour company not associated with Princess. Our guide from Viator took us in a small group to see the Palace. They timed it just right so that we could see the fountains turned...More
What you plan makes sense. We went with a driver and it took the best part of an hour. For me the gardens were the highlight. The palace is beautiful but heavily reconstructed. One palace does start to blend with another... More
What you plan makes sense. We went with a driver and it took the best part of an hour. For me the gardens were the highlight. The palace is beautiful but heavily reconstructed. One palace does start to blend with another over time. I agree that 3 hours or so is a good time to leisurely enjoy the gardens.