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Bronze Horseman (Monument to Peter the Great)

Ploschad Dekabristov, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #48 of 1,065 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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Hong Kong
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I think this is THE center of the city, which was built by one man as part of his dream to make the country better. He has been revered by many for this ever since, even though the city has stopped being the capital. Also, this statue is the symbol of admiration from one great emperor to another, which makes... More

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48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's well worth taking 2 minutes and strolling towards the embankment from St. Isaac's Cathedral as what you'll get is a beautiful photo in front of one of St. Petersburg's iconic sights, a monument dedicated to Peter the Great, the founder of the City from one of Russia's most important empresses, Catherine II. You'll marvel at it for 5 minutes... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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Edmonton, Canada
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44 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
15 helpful votes 15 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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