Welcome to Peterhof

Hugging the Gulf of Finland, 29km west of St Petersburg, Peterhof, the ‘Russian Versailles’, is a far cry from the original cabin Peter the Great had built here to oversee construction of the Kronshtadt naval base. Peter liked the place so much he built a villa, Monplaisir, here and then a whole series of palaces and ornate gardens. Peterhof was renamed Petrodvorets (Peter’s Palace) in 1944 but has since reverted to... Read More

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