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Oct 5, 2015
“Cosey living”
Jul 30, 2015
“Simple in comparsion to the rest”
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Reviewed October 5, 2015

After all the splender and gold it was nice to visit a palace that one could have called home.It was built by Nicholas the1st between 1826 and 1829 to ensure he could have private time with his family. It was in a superb location with...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank janetG2239JY
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Very nice, so different that all the gold. Shows how it was in the beginning, small, simple. The different areas of the cottage show the different periods of the history.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank lgpanther
Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was our second visit to St. Petersburg so we visited some slightly out of the ordinary destinations. We came out to Peterhof to see the Cascade Fountain launch at 11:00 AM, having missed that event on our last visit. Then we visited Cottage Palace,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank PetNitNoy
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...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank Muskur
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...More

Date of experience: September 2013
5  Thank VAChuck
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.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank garycw
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.

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank Majska_M
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

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank Ines_SD
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...More

Date of experience: September 2012
2  Thank Ingrid Rheinlan... G
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

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank Beachbarb
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