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Sightseeing in Peterhof

Just outside of St. Petersburg lies the palace complex Peterhof. Most interesting is the Peterhof palace itself to which adjacent are the fountains and its large gardens. This place takes you back into a fairy tale if it wasn't for all the tourists which swamp the place in summer. In front of the palace is a large garden and the Neptune fountain. However it is not as impressive as the gardens on the back which are basically overwhelming.

The many fountains on the back of the main palace, known as the Grand cascade is what the makes Peterhof unique and the palace itself is very impressive. The fountains are decorated with many golden statues and the number of fountains spraying up water are countless. Within the landscaped gardens you will find several interesting features such as the hermitage, the Roman fountain, the Caterine wing and the Marli palace. There is even a Hermitage building.

The palace was built by Peter the Great as his summer palace and it is easy to see why this palace was build for the royalty of Russia. Opposite the main entrance you can find the large and impressive St. Peter and Paul church. Getting there is easy as many minibuses run from St. Petersburg or alternatively you can take the hydrofoil which is quicker and you get to see some nice scenery, but unfortunately also more expensive.


Peterhof travel photo gallery 

 
Upper park in front of the Great palace in Peterhof.

Upper park in front of the Great palace.

 
Neptune fountain in the upper park.

Neptune fountain in the upper park.

 
Neptune fountain in front of the Great palace.

Neptune fountain in front of the Great palace.

 


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Front facade of the Great palace in Peterhof.

Front facade of the Great palace.

 
Entrance to Peterhof.

Entrance.

 
The corner buildings of the Peterhof palace.

The corner buildings of the palace.

 
Peterhof great palace.

Great palace.

 
Caterine wing.

Caterine wing.

 
Statue in Peterhof's lower park.

Statue in the lower park.

 



Fountain in the summer palace of Peterhof.

Fountain in the summer palace.

 
Roman fountain in Peterhof.

Roman fountain.

 



The hermitage in Peterhof.

The hermitage.

 
Marlinskiy Prud in front of the Marli palace.

Marlinskiy Prud in front of the Marli palace.

 
Old staircase.

Old staircase.

 
Marli palace.

Marli palace.

 



Front view of the Grand Cascade.

Front view of the Grand Cascade.

 
Peterhof palace.

Peterhof palace.

 



Building in the summer palace of Peterhof.

Building in the summer palace.

 
Samson fountain and the Great cascade seen from the Peterhof palace.

Samson fountain and the Great cascade.

 
The great cascade seen from the lower park.

The great cascade seen from the lower park.

 
Samson fountain and the Great Cascade in the lower garden of the Peterhof palace complex.

Samson fountain and the Great Cascade in the lower garden.

 
Samson fountain.

Samson fountain.

 
Samson fountain with the great palace in the background.

Samson fountain with the great palace in the background.

 
Italian fountain, Peterhof.

Italian fountain.

 



Great cascade, Peterhof.

Great cascade.

 



Golden statue next to the great cascade.

Golden statue next to the great cascade.

 
Samson fountain in Peterhof.

Samson fountain.

   
St. Peter and Paul church in Peterhof.

St. Peter and Paul church.