Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
A collection of some of the most magnificent buildings in the city, Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg, Russia, will truly capture the eye and imagination of any tourist.
Built under orders of Peter the Great, Peterhof Palace comprises stately courtyards, majestic fountains and ornate buildings across a sprawling complex in St Petersburg. Visit the Peterhof Museum and Palace from a well-placed St Petersburg airport hotel
- the Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya Hotel.
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History and features of Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg
Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg, Russia - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - acquaints visitors with the height of Russian decadence. The Russian Empire flourished under Peter the Great, and the tsar built Peterhof Palace as a testament to its greatness.
The Grand Palace forms the centrepiece of Peterhof and guests can tour 30 of the building's rooms. The Chinese Cabinets show the influence of the Far East in Russian culture, while Chesma Hall commemorates Russia's victory in the naval Battle of Chesma through 12 large-scale paintings.
The grounds of Peterhof Palace also merit a look around. The Grand Cascade consists of several tiers of spectacular fountains, each guarded by golden figures. Upon descent, guests will find the Samson fountain, a symbol of Russia's triumph over Sweden in the Great Northern War.
Peterhof Palace's Lower Gardens combine a regal air with touches of a trickster - tree-shaped fountains shoot jets of water at passersby, and an umbrella-topped bench rains down water when visitors sit down.
Experience Russia's greatest palace in St Petersburg
Exploring Peterhof Palace should rank high atop any list of things to do in St Petersburg, and visitors can reach the attraction easily from Park Inn Pulkovskaya Hotel. Just a half hour drive from the hotel, Peterhof Palace makes a great day for the whole family.