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 builder tool .
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  • This bridge over the Nevsky is precious and every avenue framed it perfectly. They can take it day and night. They are safe re areas, with many gnete, Buskers, bars on the Avenue, and people walking or shopping at the thousands of gifts House.
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  • Very beautiful place. Overlooks the river. Winter. A lot of people walking on the ice. Even more than pedestrians on the sidewalk. Magnificent sculptures. Bravo Master!
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  • In the past year 2017, as in St. Petersburg and living nearby, I have repeatedly been on the Anichkov bridge and memorialized on photos and videos unique views!
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  • This bridge is located in the Nevsky Prospect - the main street of Sankt Petersburg is bridging the Fontanka River. The bridge attracts great attention of tourists with four sculptures on its four corners, and it is also known to curious people who observe the sailing of ships below the Fontanka Bridge.
  • One of many nice bridges is Saint Petersburg, on one of the main streets so your can view it as you walk around.
  • Memorable moments of my family holiday...live and vibrant specially before dusk
  • Very beautiful place! Not the cleanest and silent. The Anichkov Bridge is on Nevsky Avenue
  • The four horses are pretty stunning. Worth having a good look at them, they're one of the finest things in this city.
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