The cascade "Golden mountain" is located in the Western part of Lower Park in Peterhof. The fountain was modelled on a similar facility in France. Peter I saw a similar fountain near the residence of the French king. The type of cascade in the "Marly Le ROI" was designed and Peterhof project.
the Cascade "Golden mountain" is located in the Western part of Lower Park in Peterhof. The fountain was modelled on a similar facility in France. Peter I saw a similar fountain near the residence of the French king. The type of cascade in the "Marly Le ROI" was designed and Peterhof.
gold mountain cascade in Petergofskaya "gold mountain" consists of 22 steps of natural marble, with fenced in walls. On the walls are statues of the ancient gods. On the top of the wall you can see three main figures of Neptune with Trident, Bacchus and Triton. Under each of the statues below are the bas-reliefs covered with gold leaf. The side walls of the fountain is also decorated with sculptures.
the Cascade "gold mountain" was designed by architect Michetti. After Peter I in 1717 visited the residence of the king of France, he haunted the idea to create a fountain, the same located in the "Marly Le ROI". First, the deity statues were made of copper, and marble steps had gold.
the Gold he appeared on the steps, when, in 1724, work on the project was lead architect Zemtsov. Peter I was not able to see his dream fully realized. Sculptures from lead was replaced by a marble already in 1870 under the leadership of Benoit, when the cascade "gold mountain" was reorganised.
When you visit the Peterhof you can see the famous cascade, which, after Benoit again and again reconstructed. The fountain has retained its original form, which was received after the reconstruction in 1870.
When you visit the Peterhof, you may need a place to stay and sleep. Stop in the mini-hotel "Alexandria-Peterhof" located close to the fountains and parks. During your stay with us at the hotel attractions are within walking distance of the guest.