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Petrodvorets - Peterhof

Peterhof - or Peter the Great's Palace - is a perfect expression of triumphalism...built after his victory over the Swedes at Poltava in 1709! With a Baroque exterior, and gilded decorated interiors rather reminiscent of Versailles, the Palace has a commanding view of the Baltic, and fountains which complement the magnificent landscaped park...