The mode of operation of Peterhof and some facts from its history
The famous palace and park ensemble is locatedin the suburbs of St. Petersburg. The mode of operation of Peterhof is interesting for many tourists who visit the northern capital of Russia every year. A visit here is a mandatory item of the program of stay in the city. This question is also urgent, because it is simply impossible to view the whole of this grandiose monument of Russian history and culture in one visit. You can go back to these palaces, alleys and fountains many times. And always find something new, not noticed earlier.
Some facts from the history of palaces and parks
The appearance of Peterhof was formed gradually, onfor almost three centuries of Russian history. It was founded by Peter the First, and subsequent emperors brought in their arrangement of their ideas and architectural preferences. Unique both from the engineering and from the architectural point of view is the complex of fountains of the Grand Cascade. In these palaces and parks, a part of Russian history was actually created. Peterhof suffered greatly during the Great Patriotic War. During the siege of Leningrad, the city was captured and heavily destroyed by the fascists. But everything was recreated in its original form by the heroic efforts of the Leningraders in the years of the post-war reconstruction. The free regime of Peterhof's work in the Soviet era made it one of the favorite places of rest for the townspeople. Leningrad citizens and guests of the city loved this place also for their accessibility. It was easy enough to get to him. In particular, along the Neva, from the city center from the Palace pier.
Mode of operation of Peterhof
The Palace and Park Ensemble takesDuring the summer season, many tourists. The lower park of Peterhof is accessible to visitors from 9 am to 8 pm daily. On Saturday - until 9 pm. Entrance to the lower park is for a fee. On weekday the cost of admission ticket is 250 rubles for adults, 100 for students and 150 rubles for pensioners. On weekends and holidays an adult ticket costs 300, and for pensioners - 200 rubles. The mode of operation of Peterhof provides for a preferential level of payment for citizens of Russia and CIS countries. This is reflected in the fact that for tourists from foreign countries entrance to the Lower Park is more expensive.
Park "Alexandria", Peterhof. Operating mode
"Alexandria" is a suburban residence of Russian emperors. Who was its founder, it is clear from the title. It is located a little to the east.Until recently, free for visitors inthe lower part of the park was only "Alexandria". Peterhof, the mode of operation of which was not fully extended to it, is gradually moving along the path of commercialization. Whether we like it or not, the maintenance of such a large territory in proper condition requires considerable expenditure. Some of them have to be shifted to visitors. But the cost of the entrance ticket to the park "Alexandria" is still close to the symbolic - 30 rubles for adults and 10 rubles for children. In historical sites on the territory of the entrance is made for a fee. Visit the park of the former imperial residence can be from 11 am to 10 pm.