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Peterhoff Palace

Palace of Peter the Great

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There are so many palaces and elegant buildings in St Petersburg. The winter palace (Hermitage Museum) is right in the city. The next two popular ones are the summer palace of Peter I (the Great) and summer palace of Catherine II (the great). We called them "his" and "hers". BTW for the hitory buffs - there was also a Peter II (not so great) and Catherine 1 (not so great either).

Today we had a day trip to "his" palace. A metro and then 30 minutes on bus (about $2 each) took us out to the town on the Gulf of Finland. We entered the palace at the "upper" gardens which were beautiful, but nothing compared to the "lower" gardens full of spectacular flower beds, fountains and cascades. Entry to the lower gardens $20 each but worth it! We chose to go on a Monday when the palace was closed and the crowds were less.









The obligatory "bum" shot (for those who are familiar with our previous blogs)


Returned to our favourite Georgian restaurant for dinner ($12 for two) for the third time.

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Posted by MikeinCairns 11:41 Archived in Russia

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