300 years ago, one of the most beautiful parks of Europe was created on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. Of course, it is the park of Peterhof. Peterhof is one of the two official summer residences of the Russian tsar family. It is often called the Russian Versailles due to its luxurious palaces and fountains. Gilded fountain sculptures, enormous water cascades, small pavilions and blooming gardens offer an unforgettable opportunity to enjoy splendor of this wonderful place.
Once seen, you will always remember this magnificent place.
The facts below will let you appreciate the grandiosity of this residence even more:
176 fountains of different styles and epochs decorate the enormous garden. You will find fountain of any kind here: from huge majestic cascades to small trick fountains which are appreciated by children.
0 (zero) – the quantity of pumps used to supply the system with water. The fountains of Peterhof function thanks to the force of gravity and all water then flows to the gulf. Thanks to that system, the fountains are on all day long without any break.
22 kilometers is the distance between the gardens and the springs which feed the system; the vertical elevation gain is more than 100 meters.
2000 fountain jets of different diameter pump water to a height of over 20 meters.
Only the Big Cascade itself uses more than 34,000 liters of water every second.