Grand Peterhof Palace, Peterhof

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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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  • We visited Peterhof with our private guide Nina from Tzarina Tours, who arranged the early entry, although there was still a little queuing. We went by car and stopped at the Narva Triumphal Arch on....  more »
  • We went to Peterhof on a sunny summer day during the white nights season. By shuttle bus from Avtovo metro station you can reach the entrance to the upper park of the palace. Number of minibuses...  more »
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  • Astonished palace full of art and gold.Beautiful gardens and fountains made from pure gold! You can see how the Tzars lived in the past. Must see in St Pete
  • Awoid going inside the palace at any cost. 1000 rub. Wasted for 15 mins. There are separate tickets for every part of palace, so it adds up needing very expensive. Very rude personnel, nothing much to see inside, parts of rooms are "decorated" with fake aluminium with screws showing up. Save you money and time and visit park outside. Worst experience in whole trip to st. Petersburg.

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