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Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I

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Address: Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: A gallant and heroic Peter the Great atop a horse is depicted in this...
A gallant and heroic Peter the Great atop a horse is depicted in this striking statue on Decembrist (Senate) Square commissioned by Catherine the Great to honor her predecessor.
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It's a really nice place in the centre of St. Petersberg with very green park, roads to walk and benches to have rest. Very close to Admiralteystvo and reconstructed Saint... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It's a really nice place in the centre of St. Petersberg with very green park, roads to walk and benches to have rest. Very close to Admiralteystvo and reconstructed Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This Monument of Peter I is a reminder of the war between Russia and Sweden. He points towards Sweden and as a connection, there is a similar monument in Stockholm pointing towards Russia. It may look like a simple monument but if you slow down your pace and learn about the history, there is so much underlying this bronze horseman.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Copper Horseman is a monument to Peter I on the Senate Square. The presentation of the finished monument was held on 7 August, 1782. It is the first monument in St. Petersburg. Later, the monument was named after the famous poem of the same name by Pushkin, but in fact is made of bronze. It belongs to the main symbols... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Essential - you need to see! The horseman is the symbol of Russia. Easy to find, right beside St. Isaac's Cathedral. I saw it on a cold March morning - it was stunning - a feeling of real history. Don't leave St. Pete without a visit!

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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very nice statue of the founder of St. Petersburg--Peter the Great. Right in the middle of the city near the river, so it is worth having a look.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Like so many of the great artistic achievements of St. Petersburg, this dramatic statue of its founder Peter the Great has had little artistic input from Russian sources. It was designed and executed by the French sculptor Etienne Falconet and his assistants over a period of more than 10 years. He was never paid for his work by the arrogant... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Peter the Great, the founder of St. Petersburg, astride his stallion balanced on just his back legs is inspiring to Russians and tourists alike. The single piece of red granite carved pedestal evokes strength and motion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

An impressive monument of Peter the Great, the founder of St. Petersburg. The Pedestal carved from a single piece of red granite made the bronze sculpture even more outstanding. Love to see locals lying around in the Park surrounding the statute relaxing and enjoying the sun. Very close to St. Issac's Cathedral so when you happen to be in the... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a magnificent piece of work. If you are near by do not miss it. I am glad we got to see it, brought an ice-cream and sat in the park and enjoyed the rest time.

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A very nice bronze statue right in the heart of St.Petersburg. It is directly behind St. Isaacs cathedral and a few blocks away from the Heritage right on the Neva river embankment. A hot spot for wedding pictures and a good place to grab a snack.

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