Along the shore to the west, the 1725 Hermitage is a two-storey yellow-and-white box featuring the ultimate in private dining: special...
This small museum within the main palace is a repository for the personal effects of the Romanovs from Peter the Great onwards. On...
Peterhof's uncontested centrepiece is the Grand Cascade, a symphony of over 140 fountains and canals partly engineered by Peter himself....
This large and upmarket restaurant overlooks the Gulf of Finland, just west of the boat dock, with plenty of seating both inside and...
Lower Park information
Peterhof's masterpiece is the Grand Cascade , a symphony of more than 140 fountains and canals engineered partly by Peter himself. To see the fountains you have to pay to enter the Lower Park and although they work only from May to early October, the gilded ensemble looks marvellous at any time of the year.
The central statue of Samson tearing open a lion’s jaws celebrates – as do so many things in St Petersburg – Peter’s victory over the Swedes. If you’re interested in knowing how the fountains work, pay a visit to the Grotto beneath the Grand Cascade, where you can also see some trick fountains.