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“Samson” fountain

Submitted by Visit Plus on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 11:52

“Samson” fountain (Samson rending the lion's mouth) is the most famous fountain in Peterhof (along with the “Grand cascade”). The decision to build the fountain was made in 1734. Fountain began operating in 1736. The sculpture was supposed to symbolize victory over the Sweden army in the Great Northern War between Sweden and Russia (1700–1721). The fountain is located at the bottom of the “Grand Cascade” fountain.

During World War II, the sculpture of Samson was stolen by the Nazis. The sculpture was restored by the photos in 1947. The height of the fountain water jet is 20 meters. It is tourist's photo from Peterhof.

Peterhof is a place that should be visited by all tourists in St. Petersburg.


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