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Anichkov Bridge, St. Petersburg
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The first structure to cross the Fontanka River, Anichkov Bridge blends a simple design with eye-catching sculptural decorations. Originally built in the 1840s and reconstructed several times since then, the bridge features a set of horse sculptures designed by artist Pyotr Klodt, the favorite sculptor of Emperor Nicholas I. The bronze sculptures crown the structure's four corners and rank among the city's most significant landmarks. Simple yet elegant, the bridge consists of three arched spans and elaborate iron railings, symmetrically decorated with representations of seahorses and mermaids. To see this bridge and the surrounding area from a slightly different perspective, join a guided boat tour of the city's canals. Plan your visit to Anichkov Bridge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Petersburg trip generator.
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  • One of the bridges more beautiful, decorated with statues, don't miss, worth knowing it while walking around the city.
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  • The bridge is very beautiful and that first catches your eye, so making it chic fences. At any time of year, you can see how to pass under a bridge of the Court which provides water excursions.
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  • The intersection of the Fontanka River and Nevsky prospect. Horses froze and stand for a long time. Copies of the horses there Clodt von Jürgensburg in Naples.
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  • Standard Petersburgs sights. Not worth going out specially to see it, but definitely spend a moment if ure crossing by
  • Great view. Go when the bridges close at night for best experience.
  • Cool bridge. Does it's job. Cool views.
  • The whole area is so beautiful. Near by is the beautiful Faberge museum worth visiting and in general just walking around on ANY street is worth it!
  • Great view all around the bring and the bridge is great as well and really crowded.