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Anichkov Bridge, St. Petersburg

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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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  • This bridge is on Nevsky Prospekt. The architecture is amazing and the statues of the horsemen are impressive. With the river flowing underneath you cannot help but just stroll over this famous bridge...  read more »
  • Walked we walked around the Peter and decided to go on the water tour, and only then, I appreciated the magnitude of this bridge-impressive!
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  • I keep returning to this historical bridge with extraordinary statues and great views. It is full of complicated history, but bursting with the contemporary everyday life. 
  • 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.
  • Nice place with good view but a little crowded.
  • Nice views of the canals. Great for a quick picture while walking to your next destination
  • One of the iconic bridges in St. Petersburg with famous sculptures.
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