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Monument to Catherine the Great

Ploshchad Ostrovskogo | Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ploshchad Ostrovskogo | Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

This monument is located in a small square along the Nevsky Prospekt; to reach it you can cross the road at the Comedy Theatre and you should see the towering monument to Catherine the Great in the middle of the square. The yellow building behind...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2016

The monument to Catherine the Great stands in a small park adjacent to St Petersburg's major thoroughfare Nevsky Prospekt. The first thing you notice about it is the size of it, it's a pretty bulky sculpture whose scale is difficult to capture in photographs. Moderately...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2016

It is hard to miss the importance that Catherine the Great played in the history of Russia. This is a beautiful monument to Catherine and one of many tributes to her in and around St. Petersburg. Worth a picture.

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Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

If you take tours in St. Petersburg or study Russian history, Catherine will be front & center in importance. A very loved lady who promoted the finer things in Russian life & strived to improve living conditions for the average person also. Although one of...More

Thank Grady A
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Like all monuments to the royals this is magnificent. Usual crowds around but have a look. Hard not to appreciate . Then onto the next

Thank karen m
Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

It's a must see, she contributed so much to world culture! She deserves a bigger monument. The statue is beautiful although I could do without the people in costume around it waiting to take pictures for money. It's just tacky!

Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Catherine the Great monument in Ostrovskogo Square depicts the reform-minded empress atop a globe with some of the great men of letters & politicians of her day. The statue is set in a pleasant park on Nevsky Pr which is a welcome refuge for...More

Thank Funambulator
Reviewed August 14, 2015

Given all the monuments in St Petersburg, this is just one more. You can't miss it while walking at Nevsky - and that is something you will be doing for sure! So don't worry getting it into your must visit list, it will happen naturally.

Thank CristinaLM
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

it is on Nevskiy street that you would see the statue of great Catherine in the middle od a tranquil park. to have a quiet chair in the park surrounding the monument is a bless from the busy long tiring walks.

Thank drjsaleh
Reviewed July 28, 2015

This monument to Catherine the Great was unveiled in 1873. The Empress was adored by the people of St. Petersburg for all her efforts to improve the life and education provided by the city and her reign has long seen been known as the "golden...More

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