Breathtaking Grounds

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Fula97 on November 9, 2009

This was part of a 14 hour tour that we did as an excursion booked by the cruise ship. This is a display of all the former Russian wealth and extravagant, lavish living at its finest.

While the interiors of the Palace are extravagant and over the top and well worth a visit the grounds are what I found most impressive. Russian palaces are full of glitz and gold and French influences filled with marble flooring, and gold inlay. However after going from room to room filled with people it begins to wear on you. Then you step outside or look outside the windows and view all of the glorious fountains and grounds and your heart starts to beat faster in anticipation. The gardens at Peterof will not disappoint.

I could have wandered the grounds for hours and not have been bored. Some of the must sees are the Grand Cascade, the Samson and the Lion fountain, Triton Fountain, and the Chessboard.

If possible go a little later in the day after the cruise groups are gone and make sure you set aside time to walk the gardens
Peterhof Palace and Gardens
St. Petersburg, Russia

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