Peterhof Museum-Reserve

Peterhof Museum-Reserve

Saint Petersburg | Russia

About the Museum

The brilliant palace and park ensemble of Peterhof, conceived and created at the will of Peter the Great as a counterpart of Versailles, is situated on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, 29 kilometers from St. Petersburg. In the course of 200 years, it served as a summer residence of the Russian monarchs. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a setting for majestic receptions, grand festivities, balls, concerts and masquerades. The Peterhof ensemble includes the Upper and Lower Parks with 150 fountains spurting upwards powerful jets of water and four resplendent cascades. At the edge of the 16-meter high natural terrace soars the Great Palace - the focal centre of the ensemble designed by Rastrelli. The rich display of the palace acquaints its visitors with magnificent state rooms and halls and the living apartments of the Russian Emperors.

(Photo: Flickr: Jorge Láscar)

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