Fountain Samson, Tearing the Lion's Jaws, Peterhof

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Fountain · Tourist Spot
Created in the memory of the Battle of Poltava, Fountain Samson, Tearing the Lion's Jaws symbolizes the victory of Russians over the Swedish army. Notice the Swedish coat of arms on the statue of a lion. The fountain was ordered on the 25th anniversary of the battle and completed in 1736, but the lead sculptural group of Samson and the lion--set on a granite pedestal with eight dolphins and four more lions at the hero's feet--was replaced in 1802. Today's figure of Samson is a 1947 recreation of that sculpture, stolen by the Nazis in World War II. To visit Fountain Samson, Tearing the Lion's Jaws on your holiday in St. Petersburg, and find out what else St. Petersburg has to offer, use our St. Petersburg.
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  • Must visit, if you are ever be in St. Petersburg, this is a must see attraction. Strongly recommend this.  more »
  • Though i was tired after walking through the palace, i could not take rest in the park down the cascade. Our guide told that the fountain will raise at 11 am. It was very crowded and everyone trying.....  more »

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