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Bronze Horseman (Monument to Peter the Great)

Ploschad Dekabristov, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #44 of 1,032 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A gallant and heroic Peter the Great atop a horse is depicted in this striking statue on Decembrist (Senate) Square commissioned by Catherine the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Nice statue. It's in a street block next to a park and near st isaacs cathedral. It's worth taking a look at if you're walking along the Neva river.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Peter the great started it all. He is immortalized in this monument Across the street is St. ?Isaac's. Every tour of St.Petersburg starts here. "buff said

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Haifa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Being one of the main symbols of St. Petersburg, this iconic statue won't disappoint you. Take the time to observe it and it's details.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Dedicated by Catherine the Great in honor of Peter the Great, the Bronze Horseman is an important symbol of St. Petersburg. It's worth the visit just to see the statue, but its location right near the bank of the Neva, with St. Isaac's Cathedral in the background (also a MUST-SEE), makes it that much more significant. Be sure to incorporate... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This statue is one nice statue, but if you consider going to see it take in to account also that there is more than the statue to see. Also the park aside of the statue is very nice with beautiful flower arrangements in the summer time. Also the river and the view of the buildings and bridges are very nice.... More

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cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It was nice to see this statue near the open bridge and near the nice winter palace , it is very old and must see the nice shape of it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

There would be no St. Petersburg had it not been for the vision of Tsar Peter I, known historically as Peter the Great. This statue of the Tsar sitting astride his horse and gazing out over the Neva River has become the symbol of the city that grew out of his dream of a new capital for Russia. When Catherine... More

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Birmingham UK
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This statue is of Peter the great, some reviews have said it's just a statue which it clearly is- a beautiful one and very much a symbol of the city. Its an important and beautiful statue of Peter the great who founded st petersburg. It's close to a lot if the other sites in the city especially st isaccs cathedral.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

How fortunate we are that this impressive statue was not onliterated during the 100 day siege to which the city was subjected during WWII. Doesn't disappoint on sighting.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This statue is one of the most recognizable symbols of St Petersburg and is a must see for anyone visiting. The statue itself is located in a park and isnt too far away from Nevsky Prospekt, near the river Neva. As far as bronze statues go, it is quite impressive but isn't too dissimilar to other bronze statues of riders... More

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