GPS coordinates: 59°50’55.1″N 29°52’47″E (59.848631, 29.879726)
Entrance to the territory: Free
The sketch of the future Belveder palace was drawn by Emperor Nicholas I in 1850. Soon eclecticism style palace was erected by architect A.I. Stakenschneider on Babigon hill (part of Lugovoy park). The name of palace means the main idea of building Belveder: the palace offers a view to all surroundings.
After the revolution in 1917 the palace was turned to a pension. Then, during World War II, the building was seriously damaged. A lot of monuments and sculptures were lost – their pedestals still remain next to Belveder. Restoration works were held in 1953-1956. Also there was built a semicircle sanatorium in retrospectivism manner at the same time.
Nowadays the building of sanatorium was converted to a hotel. And Belveder plays a role of banquet hall and royal decorations for weddings. If you are curious to see, what’s inside of today’s hotel – just check its page at booking.com. Anyway you are free to approach both buildings and even walk on the staircase of Belveder without staying at the hotel.
View to one of the ponds of Peterhof’s fountain system from Babygon hill
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