"The Great Palace and Gardens of Peterhof" Peterhof by sparkieplug24
Peterhof Travel Guide: 65 reviews and 245 photos
The idea to build a summer residence on the outskirts of St Petersburg was Peter the Greats. It came to him in 1714 and he overseen the work himself as he did not what this palace to be inferior to the palace of the French Royal family. Peterhof which means Peter's court in Dutch was officoially opened on 15th August 1773 even although much of the work was still to be completed and some of the work took nearly 2 centuries to be completed.
The Grounds and buildings have been restored although some of this work continues after damage etc caused during world war II
- Pros:beautiful buildings, gardens
- Cons:can be croweded at time
- In a nutshell:you cant come to st petersburg and not visit here
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