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Anichkov Bridge

Fontanka River, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #14 of 1,009 attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This bridge, the first to cross the Fontanka River, has undergone a series of reconstructions and is noted for its elaborate cast-iron fencing and... more » Owner description: This bridge, the first to cross the Fontanka River, has undergone a series of reconstructions and is noted for its elaborate cast-iron fencing and striking horse and human sculptures. « less
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Paarl, South Africa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Landmark sight, make sure you see it. As part of Nevsky Prospekt, the tourist street in St Petersburg, this is a beautiful bridge.

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Dunsmore, England
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59 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This bridge is iconic in St Petersburg. It is very busy with traffic as it is on Nevsky Prospect but it spans the Fontanka and makes a pleasant focal point over the river. The river trips with English guides start at the bridge and the Faberge Museum is just a few metres away so this is quite a good way... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Just on the very central part of Nevsky Prospekt, Anichkov Bridge impresses the visitor by both its own architectural beauty with the horse statues on its four corners as well as the surrounding historical sites like the Anichkov Palace and others...

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newton, nj
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The statues of man taming horse are on both sides of this very pretty bridge. Unfortunately we couldn't stop but the view from the car was very pretty.

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Lanzarote, Spain
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An old Elisejevsky food store not far away from it. One can take boat trips from there - which might be cheaper than from other places :-)

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Beautifully crafted bronze lovelies, they were protected from the worst of the ravages of the Second World War and now stand as a reminder of the defiance of a people in their city. All of the bridges give you something, a reminder of life in former times when people celebrated themselves, take them in your stride along with all the... More

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Missouri City, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

With so much to see would not spend a lot of time on this or any other bridge. Drive by or walk across it.

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Venice
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We were able to walk across this bridge as well as visit it on the boat tour. The bronze statues of the horses are amazing. Great history of the bridge as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The bronze statues are excellent. The view along the channels is very pretty and worth a stop to view.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

the bridge in on the nevsky prospect. it is often referred as "the bridge with the horses". you can witness a great perspective of the river neva and spend minutes without knowing it. you can also find variety of river touring companies there, that can provide canal tours, night tours and more...

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