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Triumphal Arch, Moscow

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The third and the oldest surviving Triumphal Arch in Moscow was built in 1829–34 on Tverskaya Gate Square to Joseph Bové's designs in order to commemorate Russia's victory over Napoleon. It replaced an earlier wooden structure built by the veterans of the Napoleonic Wars in 1814.The arch was built in brick and lined with ashlar. The columns and statues were of cast iron. A seiuga (six-horse chariot) was designed by Giovanni Vitali. The bilingual inscription in Russian and Latin ran as follows:The arch was dismantled in 1936 as part of Joseph Stalin's reconstruction of downtown Moscow. Vitali's sculptures were then put on exhibit at an architectural museum on the grounds of the former Donskoy Monastery. After the Second World War there were plans to rebuild the structure in front of the Belarussian Railway Station.The current arch was built to Bove's original designs in 1966–68 in the middle of Kutuzovsky Avenue, close to the Victory Park. An open space surrounding the arch is known as the Victory Square.
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  • Personally, i do not think this is that impressive when compared to the other Trimphal Arch in other European countries. So, visit this only if one can spare the time when in Moscow.  more »
  • This arch is simply awesome in it's detailed sculpture, it's sheer presence which just makes you stand and look up to it in sheer amazement. And all of this while it sits in the middle of a busy ten l...  more »
  • Definitely has roman influence with the textures and the sculptures of warriors greeting whoever passes through the arch. Powerful words written on both sides of the arch, both beautiful and moving.  more »
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  • Not just the arc. impressing settings too. Also at night.
  • Beautiful historical building on kutuzovsky Avenue to commemorate the victory in the Patriotic War of 1812 onwards. Fits perfectly into the architecture of kutuzovskiy Prospekt and victory Park. Long-standing attraction, attracting the attention of all visitors. Special leads to her exit from the underpass.
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  • Similar to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris but celebrates the victory against Napoleon in the war of 1812. They call it the victory gate. Very interesting composition of the figures represented in around the monument. Find out with tours in Russia
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  • Built for the victory over Napoleon's invasion, is located near the square in the second world war, passing play World War II square, recommends the night tour, the scenery is better
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  • Local landmark. About Metro. Near the Park. On new year's day and on holidays sometimes decorated with various installations.
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