Of all St. Petersburg's attractions, the country estate of Peterhof is perhaps the place that inspires the greatest pride ... More
Of all St. Petersburg's attractions, the country estate of Peterhof is perhaps the place that inspires the greatest pride among the city's population. Extravagant and bombastic in parts, elegant and relaxed in others, Peterhof's palace and grounds are a more than ample testimony to the crazy opulence of Tsarist Russia. The steps leading down from the palace to the lower gardens run next to the Grand Cascaden, a large area comprised of nearly 150 fountains, glittering golden statues and checkered ceramic. Admission fees vary.
The grounds of this palace are spectacular.The actual palace has very ornate,splendid Baroque Art,including fine paintings by Pietro Rotari and Jan Hackert.I did not appreciate the high cost of its exhibits and the way its staff tried to rush me when I studied its treasures.If you want sufficient information in English,there are pricey audio guides to borrow.
It was the most amazing place. The gardens are wonderful. The buildings we amazing i loved every bit of it, but im not normally a site seeing person though if you dont like site seeing i would check it out, you'd be surprised.
Peterhof is incredible. The palace is one of the nicest ones in SPB and the grounds are amazing. Make sure you plan ahead so you can know it is open and the fountains are running before you waste a trip out.
Make sure to dedicate a full day for this visit. Peterhof is a big place. I found that the best way to enjoy it is to set your mind on... not going to see another historical place..but to relax at the cottage..After all..this is what it meant to be...for Tzar's family..buy hey..you are worth it too :-0) You can get to Peterhof by car or by boat. We went there by boat and loved it. It is convenient, fast, and clean. Do not hesitate to spend extra few dollars for first class seats..I give 5 stars to "STRELA" boats service.
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