Peterhof Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Peterhof

  • 1. Grand Palace

    The Palace Church was built in 1751 by architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. This Church played a special role in the history of the Russian imperial court. In the summer months, when Peterhof...

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  • 2. Monplaisir Palace

    The Monplaisir Palace was a favorite palace of Tsar Peter I. He determined the location of the palace, it is located a few steps from the Gulf of Finland. The...

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  • 3. Sheaf and Cloche Fountains

    The Monplaisir Palace in the eastern part of the Lower Garden is a favorite child of Peter I. He chose the place for it on the bay, he also gave precise...

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  • 4. Catherine Block

    The Catherine Block is a small palace for the court dinners, balls, masquerades, receptions. It was built by architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in...

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  • 5. Adam and Eve Fountains

    The two big "stars" are important elements of the original plan of the Lower Gardens. So this is where you will see the oldest fountains of Peterhof "Adam" - in...

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  • 6. Trick Fountains

    Trick Fountains are still the most favorite "fun" for visitors of the Lower Gardens. The earliest of them - two modest white benches are located close to the...

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  • 7. Hermitage Pavilion

    The Hermitage Pavilion was built on the shores of the Gulf of Finland by the architect Johann Braunstein in 1721-1725. The idea of its creation came to Peter I...

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  • 8. Marly Palace

    The Marley Palace was built in 1720-1723 by architect I.Braunstein. It got its name from the residence of the French king Louis XIV “Marly-le-Roi” which Peter I...

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  • 9. Golden Hill Cascade

    An extraordinarily spectacular cascade "Golden Hill" is located in the western part of the park near the palace "Marley" 14-meter staircase with a statue of...

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  • 10. Pavilion with Lions

    "Hermitage cascade" corresponding to the pavilion Hermitage, was conceived as early as 1720, but built in only at the end of the XVIII century by the architect...

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  • 11. Lower Garden Ponds

    The dominant natural feature of Peterhof is a sixteen-metre-high bluff lying less than a hundred metres from the shore. The so-called Lower Gardens (Nizhny...

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  • 12. Nymph and Danaid Fountains

    Nymph and Danaid Fountains or Marble benches are located at the far northwest and northeast corners of the flower beds in front of the Grand Palace. They are...

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  • 13. Bowl Fountains

    The twin fountains "Bowl" are installed in the large flower beds on the ground at the Grand Palace. The pipes for the fountain in the center of the western...

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  • 14. Lower Garden Grand Canal

    The history of Peterhof begins back in 1705, when travelling chambers were built for Peter the Great on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Soon, not far...

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  • 15. Lower Gardens (Nizhny Sad)

    The Lower Gardens is the most famous part of the Palace and Park complex. This wonderful ensemble with its architectural monuments, fountains and sculptural...

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  • 16. Neptune Fountain

    The "Neptune" is the central Fountain in the Upper Gardens. The gilded lead sculptural group " Neptune's Chariot" was established in 1737 on the tuff podium. On...

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  • 17. Mezheumny Fountain

    The name of the fountain "Mezheumny" or "Uncertainty" reflects the history of multiple shifts of the sculptural dekora. In 1738 the architect I. Blank set the...

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  • 18. Fountains of the Square Pools

    Peter I himself designed the layout and configuration of the reservoirs in the Upper Gardens. On his orders the Square Pools were dug in 1721. However, only in...

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  • 19. Upper Gardens (Verhnyy Sad)

    The Upper Gardens - the best example of garden restoration of the regular style of park construction. Covering an area of 15 hectares, it is important in the...

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  • 20. Entrance into the Peterhof Upper Garden

    If you come to Peterhof by marshrutka you would see the Main entrance leading into the Upper Garden. You may enter the Upper Garden free of charge since 9.00.As...

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  • 21. Fountain Alley

    The fountains in Peterhof differs from the fountain in Versailles because of all of the fountains operate without the use of pumps/ It's the great technological...

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  • 22. Samson Fountain

    The famous Samson Fountain was placed in this pool in the 1730s. It depicts the moment when Samson tears open the jaws of a lion, representing Russia's victory...

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  • 23. Grand Cascade (Bolshoi Kaskad)

    The fountains of the Grand Cascade are located below the grotto and on either side of it. Their waters flow into a semicircular pool, the terminus of the...

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  • 24. Grand Peterhof Palace

    The Peterhof Grand Palace is known as the "Russian Versailles".It was laid out on the orders of Peter the Great who visited Versailles in 1715 and was fond of...

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  • 25. Fountains

    After lunch my granddaughter went walking around the gardens with the guide to see the fountains and statues. I just slowly made my way up to the Grand Palace...

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