Highlights / General details
One of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets). The fountains of Peterhof are one of Russia's most famous tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors every year. The most famous ensemble of fountains, the Grand Cascade, which runs from the northern facade of the Grand Palace to the Marine Canal, comprises 64 different fountains, and over 200 bronze statues, bas-reliefs, and other decorations. At the centre stands Rastrelli's spectacular statue of Samson wrestling the jaws of a lion. The vista of the Grand Cascade with the Grand Palace behind it, the first sight to greet visitors who arrive in Peterhof by sea, is truly breathtaking.
Entrance Fees; Guided Tour (Languages available: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian); Taxes; Transportation (From selected hotels).
Hours of operation
Available daily, except Mondays and last Tuesday of the month; Open: 10:30am - 5:00pm.
Approximately 5 hours.