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Peterhof
Peterhof

Peterhof

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Razvodnaya Ulitsa, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
+7 812 450-56-52
http://www.peterhof.ru/
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Of all the celebrated palaces of the great kings and queens of Europe, Peterhof in St. Petersburg, Russia is the most remarkable in terms of grandeur and reconstruction. Just outside of St. Petersburg ... Read more
lies the impressive Peterhof (“Peter’s Court” in German) where you can spend an entire day strolling through manicured gardens, admiring the extensive fountains, and touring inside the grand estate. This palace is incredible in that although the palace and grounds were bombed during World War II, by the hard work of engineers and hundreds of volunteers, the palace was resurrected to its original splendor. Words simply cannot do Peterhof justice, you must go and see it for yourself. There are many tour companies available to guide you through the massive estate or feel free to browse on your own time.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Peterhof is beautiful and well worth the journey by hydrofoil, but be prepared for the completely insane amount of humans running around wielding selfie sticks. The grounds are impressive, but the throngs of tour groups (even in the early morning), take their toll. Also, wear long sleeves and long pants or you'll be subjecting yourself to Peterhof's ruthless mosquito population.

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The fountains are absolutely beautiful! There are a ton of them and the palace is very nice as well. Also, there's a restaurant that has tasty food/snacks if you get hungry while wandering through the gardens.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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As if a grand mansion full of art and an expansive garden weren't enough, there's free Wi-Fi by the magnificent fountains. Peterhof reminds me of Versailles, though in some ways I like it more. The premises is a joy to walk through, and the art inside is breathtaking.

Be sure to catch the fountain show during the day. You'll likely encounter a huge crowd, so nestle in quickly if you want a nice vantage point.

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Melbourne, Florida

The Peterhof (the Russians call it Petrodvorets) is a number of palaces located just outside of St. Petersburg. These palaces were built in the early part of the eighteenth century by Peter the Great, the founder of St.Petersburg. Peter was inspired by the beauty and grandeur of Versailles, just outside Paris. Sadly, much of Peterhoff was destroyed by the German Wermacht (the Germans were on the outskirsts of St Petersburg for one thousand days but the Russians people would not let them capture St. Pete). Peterhoff was restored to it's original grandeur after WWII.

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Reading, UK

Sadly didn't get to see very much of this as it was being closed up for the winter when we visited.

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Paranaque, Philippines

One of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the palace and park at Peterhof are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic estate.is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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London, UK

I liked Tsarskoe Selo better, but the "Russian Versailles" was also amazing. The most memorable bits were the probably the fountains.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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I was looking forward to seeing this since I knew it was like Versailles because Peter the Great visited there and wanted something similar for Russia. However, once we got there it was brought to my attention that everything was mainly a reconstruction since it was destroyed by Hitler in the War. This ruined it for me as everything was new. I don’t understand why they spent so much time and money rebuilding everything after the war when the rest of their economy and society is in such terrible condition.

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Must see place in St. Petersburg. Phenomenal place

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London, UK

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Санкт-Петербург

I really like this place ⛪

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Baghdad, Iraq

very nice place

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Mero, Dominica

Well worth a visit (in the summer)

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Москва, Россия

Фонтаны и природа. Восхитительное место! Можно доехать до Зимнего дворца на Метеоре по воде

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Milan

Anche se è situato un po' fuori San Pietroburgo, consiglio vivamente di visitare questo palazzo non solo per i suoi fantastici interni ma anche per il giardino e le sue fontane, al meglio durante lo spettacolo giornaliero delle 11!

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Local from Санкт-Петербург, Россия

Посмотрите как жили цари, ощутите что они чувствовали на прогулке, какой блеск и роскошь повсюду, так и хочется все впитать в себя, всю эту красоту)

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Caracas, Venezuela

Grandioso!

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