In Peterhof the season of fountains

In Peterhof the season of fountains

For the first time in the history of the Museum-reserve in the alleys of the Lower Park will appear signs in the Chinese language.

SAINT PETERSBURG, April 29. /TASS/. State Museum-reserve “Peterhof” is opening the summer season on 29 April for the first time in 2017, we will put all 150 of the fountains located in the Upper garden and Lower Park, and four of the cascade. A feature of this season will be a new sat NAV for the first time in the history of Peterhof, the audience will see in the alleys of the Lower Park signs in Chinese.

This is the first time in the history of Peterhof, but it is essential, because the Chinese now constitute the largest group of foreign tourists, their share — 10-15% of the total policealna Clinicaltrials Director of the Museum-reserve “Peterhof”

According to her, opening the season will be dedicated to celebrate this year the 300th anniversary of the visit of Peter I in Versailles, which became the prototype of Peterhof. Creating your seaside front residence, Peter the Great was inspired by French examples, why the Peterhof is also called the “Russian Versailles”. Peterhof fountains, most of which was conceived by Peter the great, was also modeled on the fountains of Versailles, but exceed them in abundance of water, the height of the jets and length of action.

“In the Merchant harbour of Peterhof is a monument to the meeting of Peter the great and the small French king Louis XV, who at the time of the visit of the Russian Tsar in 1717 was only seven years old, and Peter wrote that he was visited by “Coralie”. After the opening ceremony of fountains we offer to our guests to explore the monument,” said Kalnitskaya. On the same day will open a tourist navigation in the Gulf of Finland that will allow to arrive to Peterhof by water.

Guests of Peterhof in the new season will see its large-scale restoration — the most notable Berlinskom it in the garden. “Marly shaft — the largest restoration project this year, familiar to many trees with round crowns will be uprooted, and instead put new”, — said the General Director of the Museum.

The Board of Directors of Peterhof noted that bad weather in April in St. Petersburg did not become an obstacle for the start of the season, but made it difficult.

Tourism in winter and summer

In 2016, the Peterhof is visited by about 5.2 million Russian and foreign tourists, due to which it retains the status as the most popular tourist sites in Russia. In the past year the Museum-reserve actively promotes the opportunities of winter tourism, welcoming guests for the winter holidays and exhibitions in its museums, whose number has reached 32.

“From the beginning of 2017 Peterhof was attended by about 300 thousand people. This suggests that it becomes more attractive and without fountains, for example, very successful was the exhibition of costume “dressed As the great mute”, the attendance of the Grand Palace grew thanks to her 23%,” said Kalnitskaya.

Ticket prices at Peterhof, according to the CEO, this season will not grow

Peterhof promises this season two traditional festival of fountains, autumn theme, according to Kalnitsky will be the year of ecology in Russia, and spring, scheduled for may 20, will be thematically linked to the cross year of tourism of Russia and Spain. “We will present on the Big Cascade of Spanish dancing, flamenco, the works of Cervantes and Lope de VEGA, we show the projection of the Cathedral Sagrada Familia (the famous Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, creation of Antonio Gaudi — approx. TASS),” said Kalnitskaya.

On the opening day of the season in Peterhof will present to the audience another surprise — the exhibition “city card”, which contains the best designs from the collection of the Museum-reserve, including 90 thousands of playing cards of different countries and peoples. The exhibition is constructed in a conventional town with its town hall, railway station, school and main square — in this unusual card collection of Peterhof will appear for the period reorganization of the Museum of playing cards.