The Marly Palace, Peterhof

4.7
Created as a private retreat for Peter the Great, The Marly Palace was inspired by the royal hunting lodges the emperor admired while traveling in France. Peter considered this palace-garden complex his "Russian Versailles," creating an intimate sanctuary within the vast grounds for his personal pleasure. He used the palace and the surrounding gardens for only two years before his death, and the quiet retreat eventually became a storage space for his furniture, art, clothing, and official gifts. Today, the thoroughly reconstructed site provides a peek at the days when Peter enjoyed the serenity of his tranquil sanctuary. Check online for visiting hours and tour options. The Marly Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, St. Petersburg Edition.
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  • Smaller pavilion, little secluded. Here the private-guests of the emperor were received. Lies a little hidden between the green.
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  • Perfectly complements the part of the park which is located. Interesting to consider it already with the avenues leading to it.
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  • No good price!! Be careful
  • It's Peterhof! It's all said, no words. Was with the family at the end of August, lucky the fountains were included already. Impressions like the Mlada so at the old-sea and all exceptionally positive! To visit necessarily, one or with family, it is not important, but to see it is necessary!
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