Attractions

Architecture in Peterhof

Tsaritsyn & Olgin Pavilions

Two lovely Italian-inspired pavilions built in the 19th century on islands just south of the palace grounds.
Notable Building in Peterhof

Monplaisir

This humble, sea-facing, wood-panelled villa was always Peter the Great’s favourite retreat and it’s easy to see why. It is snug, elegant and peaceful, even when there’s a crowd – which there used to be all the time…
Notable Building in Peterhof

Hermitage

Along the shore to the west, the 1725 Hermitage is a two-storey yellow-and-white box featuring the ultimate in private dining: special elevators hoist a fully laid table into the imperial presence on the 2nd floor, …
Architecture in Peterhof

Catherine Building

Built by Rastrelli between 1747 and 1755, this building was where Catherine the Great was living when her husband Peter III was overthrown, paving the way for her ascension to the throne.