Catherine's Body, Peterhof

When in the lower park of Peterhof, gaze at the surface of Marly Pond to see Catherine's Body poetically reflected there. Johann Friedrich Braunstein designed this elegant structure, built between 1720 and 1723 and named after Louis XIV's chateau, which Peter the Great had visited in 1717. Admire the exterior's facade and delicate balconies, then step inside to tour a collection of the tsar's personal effects and opulent 18th-century decor. Highlights include the oak and plane studies. Diminutive in comparison with some of the complex's main attractions, this palace offers an intimate and charming diversion. Use our St. Petersburg travel planner to arrange your visit to Catherine's Body and other attractions in St. Petersburg.
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  • Catherine's Body is one of the some sculptures located in Peterhof Gardens, which surrounds the well known Peterhof Palace, near of St. Petersburg. It is a golden statue located near the sea, in the.....  more »
  • One of the main fountains in Peterhof. It combines art and engineering (can be see from behind). The place is almost always crowded, so be prepared to spend extra time for good pics.  more »

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