Lower Park

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Lower Park information

Peterhof , Russia
adult/student R500/250, free Nov-Apr
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Peterhof's masterpiece is the Grand Cascade , a symphony of more than 140 fountains and canals engineered partly by Peter himself. To see the fountains you have to pay to enter the Lower Park and although they work only from May to early October, the gilded ensemble looks marvellous at any time of the year.

The central statue of Samson tearing open a lion’s jaws celebrates – as do so many things in St Petersburg – Peter’s victory over the Swedes. If you’re interested in knowing how the fountains work, pay a visit to the Grotto beneath the Grand Cascade, where you can also see some trick fountains.