Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Peterhof

4.8
#3 of 112 in Parks in St. Petersburg
Reflecting nearly two centuries of European landscape design, Park And Gardens of Peterhof represents a wonderland of luxurious palaces, marble statuaries, and playful fountains set among lush greenery. Aptly nicknamed "Russian Versailles," this World Heritage-listed parkland consists of the upper park and, the much more spectacular, lower park, dotted with ornately decorated fountains and cascades. During the summer season, you can witness the launching of the Great Cascade, the famous set of 64 fountains. To cover a larger area of the gardens, rent a golf cart. Put Park And Gardens of Peterhof on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our St. Petersburg online trip builder .
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  • Our family had so much fun with the fountains at this park! It is worth coming here the garden, park area are very clean and gorgeous view!!  more »
  • When you disembark from the hydrofoil, you have what reminds you of the great canal that leads you to the Fountain of Samson in front of the great palace. Amazons, newts, mythological people all gilded. This gives a very nice effect when the fountains work. To your right, admire the 5-domed church that has just been restored. It was here that the five children of Nicholas II, the last tsar, were baptized. Then a walk in the gardens is necessary to go to see Monplaisir and her small garden established by Peter I in person and which constitutes the nucleus of Peterhof and also the pleasure palace called the Body of Catherine II from where she set out to conquer power and snatch it from her husband, Peter III. The fountains will amuse the children but pale in front of the magnificence of the fountains of Versailles. There's still plenty to see in Peterhof, don't limit yourself to the grand palace especially.
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