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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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  • Binding bridge to visit. As with the sushi, and the Fontanka River. View quite picturesque. Sculpture-naikrasivejshie.
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  • Very pompous! After the bridge with the Griffins! And indeed: bridges in St. Petersburg-solid romance! they are so different and Divinely unique!
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  • He is the former entrance of the city of St. Petersburg. This bridge is worth to be seen if you are in the area... otherwise, don't worry too much. The four statues of horses with their trainers are certainly beautiful, but it is not necessary to spend hours so far. If you're there in the winter, the Fontanka River, which runs below the Anichkov bridge, should appear completely frozen and thus offer a beautiful sight. A short distance from the bridge, the Fabergé Museum is well worth a visit.
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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.