Tritony-Kolokol Fountains are miniature fountains located in the Lower Park of the Peterhof Palace and Park Ensemble in Peterhof (Saint Petersburg).
In total, there are four such fountains in the Lower Park, they are located along the alley on the shore of the Marlin Pond.
The fountains were created in the late 1720s, designed by architect M. G. Zemtsov.
Initially, the fountains were intended to decorate the Grand Cascade in the Lower Park, but they were adapted for the construction of fountains, the compositional solution of which is simple and at the same time elegant.
Initially, the fountains were called "Tritons" and from the bowls above the heads of the tritons, four water jets beat. The bowls were cast in England in 1721 according to a drawing by the architect I. Braunstein.
At the end of the 18th century, the arrangement of the fountains was changed and the water began to flow in the form of water bells. In this connection, the fountains were called "Cloches", which means "Bells" in French, and their name was transformed into "Tritons-bells".
The original "Tritons-bells" stood in their place until the war, during which they were stolen by German soldiers.
In 1954, the sculptor A.V. Gurzhiy created new bronze "Tritons", focusing on pre-war photographs. These fountains use water coming from two large Menager water cannons located next to each other.
Today, the Triton-Bell fountains consist of sculptures of four identical triton boys located in small pools and holding flat bowls with tips above their heads, from which water flows in the form of water bells into the fountain pools.
The Tritona-Bell fountains are not "single" - they are part of the overall ensemble of the Marli Palace and are surrounded by a whole composition consisting of fountains and sculptures, including two Menagerie fountains and the cascade fountain "Golden Mountain". Learn more about the Marly Palace and the surrounding ensemble...
The photo was taken from the garden of Venus, located on the opposite side of the pond from the fountains
The Tritona-Kolokol fountains and the adjacent ensemble are located in the western part of the Lower Park of the Peterhof Palace and Park Ensemble.
The fountains of Peterhof are closed for the winter (do not work) - from about the middle of October.
In winter, when the fountains are not working, the entrance to the Lower Park is free (free of charge).
During the summer, the fountains are open and the entrance to the park is paid.
Tickets to the park can be purchased at the ticket offices located directly near the entrances to the park or in advance-online on the official website.
We recommend that you check the working hours of the park and fountains, as well as the conditions of visiting and the cost of tickets, immediately before visiting the official website.
Website of the State Museum-Reserve "Peterhof": peterhofmuseum.
You can also visit the State Museum-Reserve "Peterhof" with one of the excursions
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Near the Palace and Park Ensemble "Peterhof" you can stop
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The rooms are decorated in a modern style and feature a TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, a safe, bathrobes and slippers, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms have a seating area.
The room rate can include: breakfast, breakfast + dinner or breakfast + lunch + dinner. Link to the hotel
EGO-LOFT Apartment (Holgin Pond) they offer views of the lake and the city.
The apartmentfeatures air conditioning, a balcony, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, a bedroom, a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, and a bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Link to the apartment
Apartments Severnaya Venezia featuring a balcony with lake views, offers free Wi-Fi, a children's playground, a garden and a shared lounge.
The apartmentfeatures a bedroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator, a washing machine, and a bathroom with a shower. Link to the apartment
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