Peterhof State Museum Preserve, Peterhof

4.4
#2 of 112 in Parks in St. Petersburg
Enter the world of Russian emperors and empresses and surround yourself with opulence and grandeur that are hard to match at Peterhof State Museum Preserve. Now a museum, the imperial palace complex was originally built by Peter the Great at the beginning of the 18th century, and every subsequent ruler added a personal touch to its splendor. Many parts of the complex function as separate museums of different time periods and various aspects of life at the imperial court. From gardens and fountains, to bathhouses and churches--and, of course, a selection of palaces--you can admire the architecture, ornaments, and works of art every step of the way. You can purchase tickets online, and you can plan your visit by only buying tickets for the areas of the palace you intend to see. Use our St. Petersburg trip tool to visit Peterhof State Museum Preserve on your trip to St. Petersburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Must see if you are in St. Petersburg. Did not see Palace but the grounds are fantastic. The grand cascade is breath taking. You walk through the men's garden because that is were all the fountains...  more »
  • The Grand Palace itself and the Gardens were gorgeous but sadly the experience during the day there was too stressful trying to understand how, when, where and on what conditions you could enter one o...  more »
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  • Wonderful park! It's breathtaking! It is better to go, if possible, in sunny weather-everything shines and look even prettier! Unfortunately, the museums did not hit-very large queues. Although the queue in the park we passed quickly. If you compare the beauty of the parks with the same Versailles-then Peterhof noticeably wins! The staff was very friendly and helpful.
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  • Very beautiful and unforgettable! A decent historical museum reserve! Worth a look and visit more than once. As well as a very beautiful view of the Gulf.
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