Volga River Cruise travel blog

Fountains at Peterhof Palace

All the way to the Finnish Gulf

The palace

Went to Peterhof Palace. Palace built by Peter the Great at the beginning of the 1700s. It too was completely destroyed by the Nazis during WWII and completely rebuilt. It is described as the Russian Versailles. Set on the Finnish Gulf it is a huge estate with French style formal gardens and 168 fountains that operate without a pump. Spectacular and over the top!We walked the grounds and at 11:00 a.m. exactly all the fountains turned on. It was a great show.

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