The Lower Park is where all the big extravagant fountains are as well as numerous small museums and pavilions, cafes, ice-cream stands and yes, it has to be said, in summer time the place is chock-a-block with tourists. If you want to escape from the crowds, head all the way down to the gulf of Finland and follow the rocky beaches up in either direction. You'll soon find that the crowds (and spectacular sites) peter out as you enter more dense parkland and forest.
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Lower (Nizhny) Park open 09:00 - 20:00. Upper Gardens open 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 21:30.
Price/Additional InfoAdmission 450 - 900Rbl. Free entrance from October 15 to April.
The Grand Palace at Peterhof was designed to be the centerpiece of Peterhof. Beige and white, the palace is majestic without being overwhelming and provides the perfect backdrop both to the elegantly formal Upper Garden and to the spectacular Grand Casca
Directly on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, there is the favorite suburban palace of Peter the Great - Monplaisir (meaning “my delight" in French). The exterior and interior were defined by the sketches and the schematic drawings of the Tsar himself. N
Grand Peterhof SPA Hotel
Peterhof, Gofmeisterskaya ul. 2A
A short drive or bus ride away from the famous Upper Gardens of Peterhof is this small-palace-like building overlooking the pine forest. Its big draw is its elaborate spa complex which seems to offer all imaginable spa treatments in tasteful exotic and o
Grottoes of Grand Cascade in Peterhof
Peterhof, Razvodnaya ul. 2
The palaces and even the fountains themselves aside, the most impressive engineering in Peterhof is the hydraulics. In just eight months, Peter I had a 20 kilometre waterway with distribution sluices dug, including the canal that runs from the base of th
Peterhof, Lower Park
If the imperial park has put you in the mood to play country lord yourself, this is your joint. The plain wood log interior is like a grand cabin, accented by thick, gleaming white linens and dishes, accompanied by fine crystal. Not surprisingly, the men