Peterhof is located on the Southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, 29 kilometres away from St. Petersburg. A small house was built here for Peter the Great in 1705, in which he could take some rest on his way from Kronstadt to St. Petersburg. In 1714 the Emperor made a decision to turn Peterhof into his main country residence. In the 18th and 19th centuries, a grandiose complex with eleven parks, dozens of buildings and pavilions with more than 200 fountains and numerous sculptures was built in the area of over 1000 hectares. The Grand Palace, which is the largest of Peterhof’s palaces, looks truly imposing and is undoubtedly a dominant feature of the Ensemble. The Grand Fountain Cascade, which is both technically and artistically unique, forms a decorative pedestal for the Palace. Decorated with numerous fountains, gilded statues, bas-reliefs, vases, the Grand Cascade is crowned with the Samson Fountain. It depicts the moment when Samson tears open the lion’s jaws and represents the moment of Russia’s victory in the Northern war.
The Grand Palace is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed: each Monday, last Tuesday of each month.
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Place of departure
Corner of Nevsky Prospekt and Duma of the street, near the metro station "Nevsky Prospect" and "Guest house". Go to the kiosk indicated in the diagram and name voucher number received via SMS to the phone number specified when ordering. The administrator will escort You to the bus.