The Magnificent Peterhof Palace near Sankt Petersburg

The Magnificent Peterhof Palace near Sankt Petersburg

Russia is a huge country with many tourist attractions, but one of the most important ones is the magnificent Peterhof Palace near Sankt Petersburg. The palace complex was built in the early 18th century by Peter the Great who wanted to own such a beautiful palace that can rival with the Versailles Palace in France. Peter and his successors built about 30 palaces and pavilions on an area that extends on more than six hundred acres. The glorious palace complex is showing the power and t... [ read more ]

Palaces by the Fontanka River

Palaces by the Fontanka River

Russia has many palaces in particular Saint Petersburg. That was partly because there was a decree that bans building in stone everywhere else other than Saint Petersburg in the historical times. You can see many different styles adopted, such as rococo architectural styles to Russian Revival styles. Nowadays, tourists can visit them like a museum of history and art or as a stately home. Events and even at times concerts are held at these glorious venues and the public and take a look at wha... [ read more ]