Summer Palace of Peter the Great

Tel: (7) 812-347-8704

Address: литер А, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186

If the Winter Palace is comparable to the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Summer Palace of Peter the Great is the Palace of Versailles. Located in the suburbs of Saint Petersburg, the Summer Palace, as its name suggests, was the palace for Peter the Great and tsars to reside in summer. The architectural style was influenced by the Palace of Versailles with its grandeur and splendour. The palace completely embodies the grace of the royal family.

You will be astonished at the ornate fountain before you step into the palace. The centre of the fountain features a statue of Samson tearing open the jaw of a lion. Its aesthetics is in the same league as Zodiac Fountain of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing. After having a feast for your eyes with the sumptuous palace and royal jewels, you will arrive at the Versailles-like garden. The gracefully-mown plants and lawn are a refreshing treat to see. Taking a walk in the garden, you will be having leisure in luxury like the royal members in the olden days.