Peterhof - a town in northern Russia, near St. Petersburg, on the Gulf of Finland. There is a palace and gardens founded by Tsar Peter the Great in the eighteenth century. Grand Palace stands in the middle of the park, of which the upper part of a French park, but the biggest attraction of the property are fantastic fountains. The most impressive is the Grand Cascade, with 37 gilded statues of bronze, 64 fountains and 142 fountains. All fountains consume per day to 100 thousand m³ of water. In the park, the range and diversity of fountains is astounding, like the Chess Cascade and the Pyramid Fountain, Joke Fountains, including one which sprays unwary passers-by who step on a particular paving stone. The official opening of the fountains at Peterhof (end of May) is an all-day festival, with classical music, fireworks and other performances, as each section of the park’s fountains is turned on one by one. The interiors of the Grand Palace are very sumptuous, great rooms, rich ornamentation. It is worth mentioning ceremonial staircase, magnificent fresco of Aurora and many other gilded sculptures. The most beautiful room is a richly gilded Ballroom and Felten, white and turquoise Throne Room, which has a particularly small dance floor, further rooms in oriental style with red and green walls studded with jewels, and many others.