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Address: Fontanka River across Nevskiy Ave., St. Petersburg, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This bridge, the first to cross the Fontanka River, has undergone a series...

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.

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The Anichkov Bridge is the oldest and most famous bridge across the Fontanka River in Saint Petersburg. The current bridge built in 1841-42 and reconstructed in 1906-08. It... read more

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The Anichkov Bridge is the oldest and most famous bridge across the Fontanka River in Saint Petersburg. The current bridge built in 1841-42 and reconstructed in 1906-08. It combines a simple form with some spectacular decorations. Along with its four famous horse sculptures the bridge has some of the most celebrated ornate iron railings in Saint Petersburg. While not a... More 

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Sintra Municipality, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful bridge in St. Petersburg. The horse sculptures are exquisite. The arches glow in the evening light.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The statues of the horse tamers on the four points of the bridge make it especially interesting. Don't miss the seeing the detail in the iron railings as you walk across the bridge.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

Very beautiful bridge. Nice sculptures and full atmosphere of Nevsky Prospekt. Also you can schedule a boat trip from this bridge (no need to go to Neva river)

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Venice, Italy
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

If you visiting St-Petersburg you will walk through this bridge,it is part of central prospekt to the city, Nevsky pr. Don't forget to stopping and watching carefully at least one of the statues.

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

We walked from the Moyka to beyond here and back, along Nyevsy Prospekt - a terrific stroll with so much to see and admire. This bridge has some excellent bronze statues adorning it. Their and the bridge's history is quite remarkable.

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Reviewed February 23, 2017

This bridge is impressive and beutiful. Everytime you walk on it, you say wow, at least to yourself.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

I walked past the bridge while travelling to another museum, and I noticed that the statues are very special. It may seem normal to the locals, but nonetheless wow to us tourists :)

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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Reviewed December 8, 2016

This bridge is located on the Nevsky prospect. The statues all along the bridge are beautiful and worth taking some time to appreciate. There are lots of people on the bridge so choose your time to take photos. Also the bridge crosses the Fontanka River so it is also a nice spot to view some activity on the river.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is the site of the 'horse tamer' bronze statues which are well worth walking to see. The Musical Instrument Museum is close by.

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