SUMMER RESIDENCE OF IMPERIAL FAMILY PETERHOF

SUMMER RESIDENCE OF IMPERIAL FAMILY PETERHOF

85.00

Start at: 09.30
Meeting point: Square of Fine Arts, near monument of Alexander Pushkin

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If you come to St. Petersburg for more than one day you have definitely to visit this magnificent residence of the Russian Tsars, located about 30 km far from St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea. On the way, during the tour, you will hear the history of its foundation and interesting details associated with the vicinity of St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, we will visit the Grand Palace: its interiors, made in different styles are truly impressive. Ballroom, Chinese living rooms, oak cabinet of Peter’s I epoch are some examples of what you will find. In the Palace also, you will appreciate the collection of porcelain masterpieces , of furniture, of paintings and portraits belonging to the royal family. After visiting the palace is provided to visit the The Lower park, more than 100 fountains situated in it. We will see the spectaculous main Cascade with a statue of Samson, fighting against the lion, which symbolizes the victory of Russia over Sweden, trepresented by the lion. Next, we’ll go down to the Baltic Sea, to admire this panorama, we will see the palace, where Peter I lived with his family. Using the Grand Palace for festivities and official meetings, russian Tsar preferred to live in simple terms, but always near the sea. We can’t forget eventually, the fountains of jokes, fountain sun, Cascade Chess Mountain decorated with sculpture compositions and gold dragons.
Spend a lovely day in Peterhof, one of the most beautiful summer residence, that you can’t miss! Peterhof is located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, 29 kilometers from St. Petersburg. The name “Peterhof” in German means “Peters Court”, because Peter I founded this residence. The idea, which was embodied in the creation of its artistic sight was a triumph of victory of the Russian Army in the Northern War against Sweden. Within the boundaries of modern Peterhof there are several buildings and parks, and many monuments of XVIII-XX centuries, but worldwide fame brought numerous fountains.
  • Great Lower Park
  • Grand Cascade
  • Cascade Chess Mountain
  • Palace of Peter The Great
  • Panorama of Baltic sea
  • Fountains of jokes
  • A lot of gold fountains
  • Monument to Peter the Great
  • Grand Palace (inside)
  • Gorgeous rich interiors
  • The collection of paintings and porcelain