Peterhof Palace is the best recognizable architectural landmark. The chic imperial residence was laid out in the early 18th century on the orders of Peter the Great. During the Second World War, this luxurious architectural ensemble was destroyed almost completely. However, it was restored in the shortest possible time. Today, its visitors admire the chic palaces, fountains and sculptural compositions. In summer, the territory of Peterhof is decorated with fabulous landscape compositions.
An interesting landmark is the Peter I Lodge built in the 18th century. It became the first residential building on the territory of the new city. It was here that the Russian emperor lived during the foundation of St. Petersburg. According to one of the legends, the house for the emperor was built by skilled carpenters in just three days. In 1930, a fascinating museum was opened in this miniature building. Among its exhibits are personal belongings of the emperor.
The most beautiful historical building houses the State Russian Museum, whose opening took place in the 19th century during the reign of Nicholas II. It presents a rich collection of unique art exhibits. Some of them have been presented to the museum by families of local aristocrats. Everyone who admires the works of Aivazovsky, Bryullov, and Repin, as well as other outstanding Russian artists of the 18th and 19th centuries, can be interested in visiting the museum.