When Peter the Great built St. Petersburg in 1703 he took his inspiration from his travels to Europe. This can also be seen in the construction of the Peterhof Palace as it reminds of a certain palace in Europe because of its symmetry and splendid details. The "Russian Versailles" is therefore, one of the most inspirational places I visited in St. Petersburg. It's beauty is truly breathtaking as well as the view from the top of the palace where one can see the Samson Fountain and the Sea Channel which eventually leads into the Baltic Sea.
The Palace is open to visit at 10.30 am. and closed on Mondays. Further information about the Museum is to be found on their homepage: