Grand Peterhof Palace, Peterhof

4.6
#2 of 3,846 in Museums in Russia
Once the summer residence of Russian monarchs, Grand Peterhof Palace forms part of a sprawling complex of buildings and gardens recognized as a World Heritage Site. Built on the orders of Peter the Great, the 30-room palace underwent a series of renovations under Catherine the Great, who slightly toned down the glittering halls and elaborately decorated chambers. Seriously damaged during World War II, the renovated palace now offers guided tours of its galleries, filled with original art and furniture. The main hall notably houses twelve large paintings depicting scenes from a major naval battle of the Russo-Turkish War. Other highlights include Peter the Great's velvet throne and decorative objects imported from China. Check online for opening hours and guided tour options. Plan to visit Grand Peterhof Palace and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended St. Petersburg attractions using our St. Petersburg online trip itinerary planner.
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  • What a beautiful place! No need to write this this place is amazing - it is! Period. Strongly recommend taking a Grothes tour to fully understand and appreciate the beauty of fountains! A tip: for...  more »
  • Often compared with Versailles, this wonderful palace has superb gardens and fountains as well as a remarkable palace. It faces the Gulf of Finland at the east end of the Baltic Sea. Art treasures...  more »
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  • The interior is overrated and you can't go without a guide. The ladies that work there are terribly rude.
  • Amazing place, incredible views.
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