Peterhof Palace


St. Petersburg
59° 53' 10.6944" N, 29° 54' 30.9528" E
General info: 

The royal court of the emperor Peter the Great, Peterhof, is often called the Russian Versailles. It is the huge complex of palaces and surrounding parks, located some 30 kilometers from the St. Petersburg center. During the Siege of Leningrad in the WWII, Peterhof was ravished by Germans. However, after the war, the palace was repaired and turned into a museum, which is today one of the most famous sights in St. Petersburg.

Covering the area of 500 hectares, Peterhof is famous for its sparkling fountains, romantic parks, and elegant buildings. Its beauty earned Peterhof a place in the UNESCO World’s Heritage list and is included in the list of Seven Wonders of Russia.

Getting there: 

To get to the Peterhof complex, use either bus 200 or 210. The other option is to go by some of the minibuses from the metro station Avtovo.


There are several museums as a part of the Peterhof museum complex and the admission prices differ from one to another. The official website of the museum ( gives the detailed price info.

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